Last Updated: 8/5/2020 10:53 PM

Enrollment Process

CMP admits new students through a public, random lottery draw. We have been busy digitizing our application and forms to create an online application, virtual lottery and registration process.  This lottery application and process will mirror our public random lottery draw process, but will now be available through a new online platform: SchoolMint. 

Lottery Webinar

Application Due Dates

Lottery Location

Tuesday, May 5, 2020   TK & Kindergarten ONLY

Friday, May 1, 2020

Virtual Webinar- SchoolMint

Friday, May 8,2020       1st – 8th Grade ONLY

Friday, May 1, 2020

Virtual Webinar- SchoolMint


If you missed Open Enrollment and the Lottery

If you missed Open Enrollment, but are still interested in applying for the 2020-21 School Year, click here.  If we open applications for our waitlist, we will contact you via email . 

Applications received after open enrollment and the random public lottery draw will be added to the waitlist according to the Enrollment Preferences listed in the CMP charter documents.

SchoolMint Lottery Procedures & Multiple Pull Information

Things to know:

  • If offered an open seat, you will receive an offer from SchoolMint and will have exactly three days to accept or decline your seat.  

  • Registration information for those who accept an offer will come mid-May via SchoolMint.  

  • We will continue to communicate to you through SchoolMint throughout the lottery and registration process.   

  • Information for families who applied to multiple campuses:

    • In the case you are applying to multiple campuses and offered an open seat at more than one campus, you will be asked to choose one campus within three days. The other campuses you are offered an open seat, will be declined.

    • Campuses where your child was not pulled for an open seat, will be waitlisted. 

Lottery Applicant Waitlist Procedures

During the lottery each campus will pull a waitlist. Wait lists are maintained through the Enrollment Preferences listed in the CMP charter documents. As openings occur, staff will contact applicants from the waitlist via SchoolMint.

Once your family is offered an open seat, your family has up to three days to accept or decline the spot. If you do not respond within the three day period, the open seat will be offered to the next applicant on the waitlist.

For any questions, you can email the Lottery Admin for the campus you applied or have interest in:

Age Eligibility

Per State Law:

Minimum Age Eligibility for Transitional Kindergarten:

School Year 
Child Must Turn 5 Between:


September 2 - December 2, 2020


Minimum Age Eligibility for Kindergarten:

School Year

Child Must Turn 5 By:


 September 1, 2020


Minimum Age Eligibility for 1st Grade:

School Year

Child Must Turn 6 By:


September 1, 2020


* Please refer to the 2020-21 Lottery/New Enrollment Procedures in the Resources section of this page for a full description of the procedures.

If you feel that you have been discriminated against in anyway during the lottery process, click here to view information on the enrollment complaint notice. 


Enrollment logo

Sherry Butler, Student Services Coordinator 

5330 A Gibbons Drive, Ste 700

Carmichael, CA  95608

(916) 971-2432 x172



Teri Groves, Student Services Assistant

(916) 971-2432



SchoolMint Technical Assistance and troubleshooting Applications