¡Bienvenidos! Welcome!

We are happy that you are exploring the ways in which SABE may benefit your child. As you begin your search to find the right school for your child, there are many ways you can get to know us better. Our website is a great place to start, but we encourage you to reach out to us for more information on how our unique program may benefit your child. When reaching out to us, ask about scheduling a tour with our Student Ambassadors! Please feel free to give us a call, send us an email, or submit an inquiry form. 

Thank you for considering SABE. We look forward to hearing from you!

Jackie Rodríguez
Executive Director/Head of School

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Admissions Process

By statute, New Mexico requires a charter school to employ a lottery selection process, if the total number of applicants exceeds the space available, 22-8B-4.1 NMSA (1978), A charter school will need to use a lottery selection process any time the total number of applicants exceeds the spaces available.

  • Current SABE students are automatically entitled to enroll the following year without participation in the lottery.
  • SABE staff children are second in the priority for enrollment.
  • Siblings of currently enrolled students will have third priority for admission, subject to space availability, but will need to complete the lottery paperwork.

If your child is a current student and you also have siblings to enroll with SABE, please check ClassDojo for those important links and information.

The lottery does not guarantee admission, but determines preference in filling available spots. Once a grade level is filled, any remaining names are placed on a waiting list for that school year in the order in which their names were drawn in the lottery.

Our Lottery Process:

  1. First priority for enrollment is offered to our returning students.
  2. Second priority is extended to children of SABE staff.
  3. Third priority is extended to the siblings of those returning students.
  4. Once all deadlines for the returning and sibling students have been met, we determine the available spaces for each grade level.
  5. Once we have those numbers, we determine if a lottery has to be held. Based on the number of available spaces and the number of interested students. If there are more interested students than spaces, we hold the lottery. If there are sufficient spaces for all students, there is no need for the lottery and all students are accepted.
  6. We then send you the link for the full registration and all those details.

Lotteries are determined by the Executive Director/Head of School, based upon enrollment needs.


You must submit a New Student Enrollment form.

The lottery will be held on May 10th, 2023 via Zoom. The link will be provided on the morning of May 10, 2023 on this page.

If you do not meet deadlines, you risk losing your child’s space at our school. Please contact the school immediately to get guidance if you do miss a deadline.

If you were not able to attend the Zoom lottery, you can contact the school the morning of May 11th and thereafter to inquire if your child was selected to enroll at SABE. You will also be notified via the email(s) on your enrollment forms.

If your child is on the waiting list, if any other student notifies the school that they will not be attending and they are on the lottery list, they will be removed and you will be notified if your child entrance to our program and can register, in the order of the waiting list.

You will be notified of the online registration process and deadlines via email. It is important to complete these next steps to keep your child’s space in our SABE program. If you do not meet the complete registration deadlines, you risk losing your child’s space to those on the waiting list.