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).
2021-22 Great Schools Enrollment Guides Now Available: The DPS Great Schools Enrollment Guides for the 2021-22 school year are now available online. These colorful guides are the go-to resource for information on all DPS schools, including location, principal and contact information. The guides also feature districtwide information on how to enroll, transportation, programs and more. Browse the guides in both English and Spanish here.
Find additional information from the SchoolChoice website at www.schoolchoice.dpsk12.org
SchoolChoice Application/Registration Timeline:
- 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 for Round 1. Deadline to submit applications is 4:00 p.m. February 18, 2021 for Round 1. No exceptions. You’ll be notified late March with your placement. (For Step-by-Step Instructions: School Choice Instructions)
- Round 2 will open April 6, 2021 and will go through August, 2021
- 2021-22 Registration (previously Annual Family Update): Complete your Registration through your DPS Parent Portal Account. Early Bird Registration is April 26-May 21, 2021. Regular Registration window opens July 26, 2021. Complete your registration by August 23, 2021. https://schoolchoice.dpsk12.org/enrollment/online-registration/
- August 2021: You may be required to submit additional documentation; your school will notify you of that beginning in August.
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