Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

We've gathered together a number of common questions that parents have about EVCA, along with their answers.  If you have a question that isn't answered here, please feel free to contact the school office.

Does EVCA cost anything?

No!  EVCA is a New Mexico charter school approved by the Public Education Commission of New Mexico.  This means that an EVCA education is free to all students.

Can anyone attend EVCA?

While any student can apply to attend, EVCA is not obligated to accept all applicants.  When demand exceeds our capacity, student are accepted into EVCA based on a random lottery process.  See our Enrollment page for more information on enrollment.

I forgot to fill out a Letter of Intent during the last enrollment period. Can my student still attend?

Unfortunately, no.  New Mexico statute governing charter schools only permits students to be admitted into the school by means of a public lottery.  But, don't be discouraged!  EVCA holds a number of lotteries throughout the summer and even into first part of the school year.  Check our Enrollment page or our Facebook page periodically to see when our next enrollment lottery is.

Do you have a cafeteria?

EVCA choses to focus its limited funding on things that give students the best possible education.  This means that we would rather spend funds on the classroom than the cafeteria.  Students are encouraged to bring their own lunches.  We do have a microwave available in each classroom, and outside picnic tables available for students to use.

Do you provide busses to the school?

EVCA choses to focus its limited funding on things that give students the best possible education.  This means that we would rather spend funds on the classroom than busses.  There are a number of families that carpool together.  If you are interested in participating in carpooling, please visit our Parent Portal for information on carpooling.

Do you provide before- or after-school care?

While we do not offer before-school care, EVCA has an arrangement with a local child care provider to offer after-school care on site at a reasonable cost.  If you are interested, please contact the school office for more information.  Whether we are able to continue to offer this service depends on having enough participation to justify the effort and expense.

What are your policies?

You can always find the latest version of our policies on our Policies page.

How can I find information about my student, Family Link, Planbook, the summer reading list, or the school supply list?

Please check out the Parent/Student portal for starting points to a wide range of information on your student.

I lost my password to Family Link! What do I do?

Contact the office and we would be happy to assist you.

How can I contact my student's teacher?

When possible, the preferred method for contacting the teachers is e-mail, though we understand this cannot always work.  You can find teacher e-mail addresses in our Staff Directory.  We have parent/teacher conferences during the year which are the best time to talk with the teacher about your students progress.  If you have urgent questions or issues, please contact the school office, and we will assist you in being able to contact the teacher.

What are the school colors?

Cardinal red, navy blue, white

What is the school mascot?

the Bald American Eagle

What does the school motto mean?

The school motto is Veritas Virtusque Rempublicam Sustinent, which means "Truth and Virtue Uphold the Republic".

Do you provide any sports programs?

EVCA itself invests its limited funds in its academics, not athletics.  However, EVCA students are permitted to participate in local public school athletic programs (subject to EVCA's Attendance Policy).  If you have a 9th grade student who might want to participate in any NMAA activities at Moriarty High School during their high school years, but you live outside of the Moriarty High School district, then read on. Students that live outside of the MHS district can only exercise their NMAA Open Enrollment option to play at MHS as 9th graders. If there's any chance that your 9th grader may want to participate at MHS in the future, then contact the MHS athletic department to exercise your 9th grade Open Enrollment Option. Students that live in the MHS district can safely ignore all this.  (See section 6.4.1, paragraph A, of this document.)

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