Lottery Admissions

About Our School

Horizon Academy West is a New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) Charter School, and conforms to NMPED regulations with respect to admissions procedures for charter schools. There is no tuition charge to attend. To learn more about lottery regulations, please visit:

New Student Lottery Application



Horizon Academy West, a public charter school, is subject to all federal and state laws "prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, gender, national origin, religion, ancestry or need for special education services."  NMSA 22-8B-4

Enrollment Procedures:
Horizon Academy West assures that it will accept students through an online lottery selection process.

The following preferences apply:

Students who are children of a staff member.

Students who are currently enrolled (automatically admitted upon their completion of an intent to return admissions form).

Siblings of current students are admitted if appropriate space is available.

Applications are available online. Spaces available will be by subtracting the number of continuing students from the number of available spaces in each grade. A random lottery may be held for any classes/grades that exceed capacity. For those in the lottery, student’s names will be drawn randomly from all the students who have submitted a complete application until capacity is reached.

All remaining students not selected for enrollment through the lottery will be placed on a waiting list according to their lottery position. Students will be selected for admission from this list throughout the year as openings may occur. Regularly throughout the year, additional names may be selected randomly through the lottery process.

Horizon Academy West WILL NOT charge tuition or have admission requirements, except as otherwise provided in the Public School Code.

To assure that there is an equal opportunity for all parents and students to learn about the school and apply for admission, Notices will be sent out by newsletters, fliers, and posted on our website.

The Lottery Process

Lotteries shall be held at the front office/conference room. Students will be identified by the application number. The application number is drawn and announced and recorded in order to draw until all spaces are filled. The remaining application numbers will go back into the grade level wait list.  If an opening becomes available after the initial lottery, an applicant number may be drawn to fill

How to Apply

The online Application is needed for entrance into the lottery. You will be notified by the email provided if your child has been drawn in the lottery.  Once accepted, we will send an enrollment packet which will complete the registration process.  Tours of the school are available by appointment.

If you would like more information, please contact our Registrar, Angelica Baca by phone at (505) 998-0459, Ext. 106 or by email at