Applications

Who is eligible to attend Shining Stars Preschool?
Rio Rancho residents who will be 4 years of age before September 1 of the current school year.

How can I apply for the current school year (2019-20)?
We are not accepting applications for the current school year at this time.

How can I apply for next school year (2020-21)?
The Shining Stars Preschool Lottery Application is now available. Please click on the link below to fill out the online application. Paper applications are not accepted at this time.

SSP Lottery Application 2020-21 School Year (link)

My child currently attends Shining Stars Preschool and is eligible to return to Shining Stars for the 2020-21 School Year. Do I need to fill out an application? Please refer to one of the 3 scenarios below:

Scenario 1: Parents of Returning students that are receiving Special Education Services for Speech Only must fill out an application and then register through PowerSchool.

Scenario 2: Parents of Returning Students that are receiving Special Education Services for any other eligibility do not need to fill out an application. You will need to register your child through PowerSchool.

Scenario 3: Parents of Returning Students NOT receiving Special Education Services must fill out an application. If your child is chosen again as a lottery student, you will be contacted by phone or email in June or July with further instructions to register your child.

I am not sure if my child is Eligible as "Speech Only," who do I contact? You can contact your child’s current teacher, Speech Language Pathologist, or Special Education Instructional Leader - Christina Rodriguez-Engel at 962-3519.

How do I log in to PowerSchool? If you know your login information, visit the RRPS PowerSchool Parent Portal. If you need your PowerSchool letter, please contact the SSP Registrar at 892-7735, press 0.

Do I need to submit my child’s shot record with the application? No. If your child is chosen to attend through the lottery, you will be contacted in June or July with instructions to register your child, including proof of residency, birth certificate, and shot record.

How are students chosen to attend?

Students are chosen via a lottery.

How am I notified if my child is chosen in the lottery?
You will be notified by phone or email.

What are your school hours?
Students attend a half day session, 4 days a week (no school on Wednesdays). The AM session is from 8:15 - 11:25. The PM session is from 12:05-3:15. You can stop by the office during regular hours, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

Is busing available?
Yes, we have "hubs" across the city at neighborhood parks where your child can catch the bus.

Do you have before or after school daycare?

Unfortunately, we do not have extended hour care.

Any other questions? Please contact our front office staff at 505-892-7735.