Become a Student

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Do you want to define your own path? Change the world? Graduate ready for college success & powerful leadership? Common Ground may be right for you. Learn more below… 

Interested in exploring Common Ground as an option for high school?

Fill out this interest form today.

Explore the links, videos, and resources on this page, and stay tuned for a calendar of open houses for the 2022-23 school year!

Ready to enter the lottery for a space at Common Ground?

Students from any town in the State of CT may apply for enrollment at Common Ground. Students from New Haven may apply to Common Ground through either the New Haven Magnet School Lottery, or through Common Ground’s lottery. Students who live in other Connecticut towns can apply through Common Ground’s lottery.

Applications for the 2022-2023 School Year are now closed. Applications for the 2023-24 school year will open later this fall. 

2022-23 Application Opened: Monday, October 25th 2021 at 8:00 am
2022-23 Application Closed: Tuesday, March 1st, 2022 at 5:00 pm
2022-23 Lottery Drawing: Friday, March 4th, 2022 at 5pm

Common Ground works with NovusChoice to operate a transparent, equitable lottery process.

Have questions? Want to learn more?

Contact our main office at (203) 389-4333 x1200 or

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Explore what it’s like to be part of the Common Ground family … 

Over the last 5 years …

  • More than 95% of students have earned admissions to college.
  • More than 90%have graduated in 4 years (above the state average).
  • 9th graders have grown more in math & reading than 90% of their peers across the country, according to results of the NWEA/MAP
  • 100% of students have defended portfolios showing their growth as powerful environmental leaders.