Admission to Carroll Creek Montessori Public Charter School (CCMPCS) is determined from the results of a lottery. As a public charter school, CCMPCS is free and open to all residents of Frederick County, ages 3 through 8th grade.
The lottery for the 2020-2021 school year will open in January 2020, with the drawing held in March of 2020.
MMCI (the nonprofit organization that holds the charter for CCMPCS) is responsible for running the lottery for both CCMPCS and MVMPCS. MMCI uses an online application form for children who wish to enter the lottery for either CCMPCS or MVMPCS.
The children of CCMPCS staff and the siblings of students already enrolled at CCMPCS receive priority for placement in available spots at CCMPCS. After these students are placed, if the number of applications exceeds the number of openings in any grade at the school, the school will hold a lottery to select students for the remaining spots and to establish the order of the waiting list. Read more about MMCI’s Enrollment Policy.
CCMPCS offers a no-fee Primary Program for three-year-olds and four-year-olds as well as a full-day Kindergarten. Your child must be three by September 1st to enter the three-year-old program, four by September 1st to enter the four-year-old program, and five by September 1st to enter Kindergarten. Pre-K students must be toilet trained and able to use the toilet independently. Diapers and pull-ups are not permitted.
The three-year-old and four-year-old program hours are 9:00am to 11:20am, Monday through Friday.
Active involvement of parents is at the heart of the charter school philosophy and is necessary for the successful operation of our school. We ask parents in each family to volunteer a minimum of 30 hours a year (10 hours for single parent families).
Enrollment forms and other required registration paperwork are only needed from students who are enrolled at CCMPCS. Please DO NOT submit additional paperwork until your child has been offered a spot at the school and you have been sent instructions about the additional paperwork required to complete the enrollment process. This paperwork may include:
- an FCPS enrollment form
- an immunization form and a record of physical examination
- proof of residency (i.e. current utility bill)
- proof of birth for each child
- Request of records from your child’s current school if your child is a current FCPS student transferring from another school
For more information about enrolling your child in Frederick County Public Schools, please go to the FCPS Student Enrollment page.