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Carson Montessori School is a free public school, located in Carson City, Nevada, and serves grades K-6.  Enrollment is open to all students in grades K-6 regardless of their county of residence.  Carson Montessori School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs and activities.  Carson Montessori School enrolls students in the order in which each pupil’s application is received up to the point at which the school reaches it maximum capacity.  The names of eligible pupils who submit enrollment applications that are received after the school’s or grade’s capacity has been reached are put on a waiting list. 
Carson Montessori’s maximum allotted capacity is determined by the amount of space and staff that are available at its site.  The initial year start will allow 10% over CMS’ allotted capped enrollment to maximize its funding potential as well as to be able to provide more staff to ensure a prepared Montessori environment, which encourages a lower teacher to pupil ratio.    
If more students apply for enrollment at Carson Montessori than the number of spaces which are available, Carson Montessori shall determine which applicants to enroll, as space becomes available, on the basis of a lottery system.  The lottery is conducted in accordance with Nevada Revised Statue 386.580, by the principal and the office manager putting the names of all eligible candidates from the waiting list into a hat and selecting names randomly.  Each eligible candidate will provide a phone number where his or her family can be reached for notification of their child’s lottery status.  As a secondary notification, an e-mail address may be provided. 
In order to be considered eligible, a candidate’s parents/guardians must complete the registration process.  Complete details are listed below. 
Registration Process:
Step 1:  Call Carson Montessori at 887-9500 to arrange a visit/tour.
Step 2:  Bring the following items:  child’s birth certificate, child’s immunization records and child’s social security number.  Kindergarten enrollees must be 5 years of age on or before September 30 of the school year for which they seek enrollment.
Step 3:  Complete the entire registration packet available in the school office. 
Since Carson Montessori will accept registrations until they are full, the completed registration will be time stamped and dated by a Carson Montessori official. 
As per NRS. 386.580 2A, admission priority is given to siblings of currently enrolled CMS students and to children/family members of the faculty.
Prospective families, who have filled out registrations in advance, must notify Carson Montessori of their desire to activate their enrollment or to remain on the waiting list by January 15 of each year. 
Revised: January, 2010
Approved: CMS Governing Board, February 10, 2010
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