Letter of Intent


Complete the SAMS 2018-2019 Letter of Intent online

The letter of intent and how the lottery system works.


The SAMS Academy is a Charter School for students who choose to enroll. The following procedures are necessary, as enrollment interest often exceeds the enrollment capacity of the school. Students are admitted through a lottery system.

  • Parents wishing to enroll their student(s) must submit an electronic Letter of Intent.
  • The annual lottery is drawn the third week in March.
  • Parents then have one week to accept or reject the offer.
  • Once we have a full enrollment, a waiting list is created and students are selected when there are openings.


SAMS enrollment policies prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, gender, national origin, religion, or need for special education services.

As per New Mexico State statute the lottery will be governed by the following guidelines:
1. If a student is chosen in the school's lotteries and there is a sibling who is eligible to attend that same school, the sibling
will be given preference for the following school year.


2. Students selected to enroll in Southwest Aeronautics, Mathematics and Science Academy will be able to re-enroll for the following school year provided the family has completed and returned a "Letter of Intent to Return" by the deadline and the student is in good standing at the school.

3. Parents interested in moving their child to one of the other schools must complete a new electronic Letter of Intent, as students are not guaranteed a position in the new school and must go through the lottery process.