For Parents

photo of child and parents in school library

Welcome to Taos Charter School! We are a free, public school chartered by Taos Municipal Schools. Enrollment is by lottery with applications available in February for an April lottery date. If you would like to fill out an enrollment application after the lottery, you will be placed on the waiting list. Please see Enrollment above under Parents.

As a school, we communicate with families via our weekly email newsletter, the Chalkboard. Please check your email (including spam) for this important information each Thursday. We will use parent emails provided to the office from registration materials. If your email changes, please keep us informed so that we can stay in touch with you. Periodically, you will receive an email directly from the Office or the Director if we have information to share prior to the Thursday Chalkboard release. We strongly encourage you to check the website and your email prior to calling the office for information.

Students will be given a registration packet to take home by the second week of school. This is due back within a week to the office. It includes important information that we must have on file for all students, such as the signature page for the Parent/Student Handbook, a nutrition application, a local field trip form, a waiver for Town of Taos facilities, bus forms, video/photography release form, and more.

We are now asking that all students have a form on file to ride both Bus 7 and Bus 14 in the event that they need to go to the Youth & Family Center at any point during the year. We have changed our middle school schedule so that both elementary and middle students will have a 1:00 pm pick-up time (early release) every Friday. If you have a question about pick-up times or the academic schedule, please check the website prior to calling the office.