DPS believes all students should have the same access to quality schools, regardless of their background or where they live in Denver. That is what SchoolChoice is all about. Any DPS student who wants to attend a school other than their automatically assigned neighborhood school can take part in SchoolChoice during the dates listed above.
Families submit one SchoolChoice form per student, on which they rank their students’ top five school preferences. DPS then matches students to schools based on those preferences, as well as school admission priorities and available space.
You must apply for 3 yr ECE, 4 yr ECE, and Kindergarten each year. Once you are accepted at a school for Kindergarten, you will only need to complete the Annual Family Update each year (mid-July).
Find additional information from the SchoolChoice website at www.schoolchoice.dpsk12.org
How to submit a SchoolChoice Application:
- Find a School: Learn more about schools in which you might be interested by looking online and touring various schools of interest. You can also attend the DPS Regional School Expo which will be determined at a later date.
- Apply: (middle green tab) Fill out the SchoolChoice application, including ranking your top twelve schools, when it becomes available on January 15, 2021. Deadline to submit applications is 4:00 p.m. February 18, 2021. No exceptions. You’ll be notified late March with your placement. (For Step-by-Step Instructions: School Choice Instructions)
- Annual Family Update: In late summer, Mid-July, complete the Annual Family Update through your DPS Parent Portal Account.
- August 2021: You may be required to submit additional documentation; you school will notify you of that during August.
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