Nov 14

2019-2020 School Choice and Enrollment!

2019-20 Academic Year

SchoolChoice opens January 15, 2019.

Preschool and kindergarten students must participate in SchoolChoice on a yearly basis; due to space limitations, preschool enrollment is not guaranteed.


SchoolChoice Round 1 for 2019-2020 takes place January 15 – February 15, 2019
Pre-enrollment forms are available at the front office and can be turned in to the office prior to completing the open enrollment process. This is not a requirement. Completing pre-enrollment paperwork gives you early access to your students ID # and allows you to create your parent portal account before school choice enrollment opens.


DPS believes all students should have the same access to quality schools, regardless of their background or where they live in Denver. That’s 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.

Here’s how it works:

  • Find: Learn more about schools in which you might be interested. Use the Great Schools Enrollment Guides, check out our new School Finder, tour individual schools and visit one or more regional school expos.
  • Apply: Fill out the SchoolChoice application, including ranking your top five schools, when it becomes available on Jan. 15, 2019. See below for more information on a new online, mobile-friendly application tool. Submit your application by 4 p.m. Feb. 15, 2019.
  • Register: Make sure to register with your school. Placement notifications will be sent in late March.

Online Tool

DPS is using an online, mobile-friendly tool which families will use to submit their SchoolChoice application. This tool can be easily accessed from cell phone, tablet or computer. Because of this change to an online application process, lots of resources will be available for families, including: the SchoolChoice telephone hotline (720-423-3493); access to computer labs and technology support at their child’s school; one-on-one support from SchoolChoice staff; online information to help families use the new School Finder and SchoolChoice application tool; community events; and more!

ECE- 3 and ECE-4

All ECE students must go through the choice and enrollment process every year, until reaching Kindergarten. SKCEE is an open enrollment school and no spot is guaranteed.


Guaranteed Seats

All kindergarten through 12th-grade students are guaranteed a spot at their neighborhood boundary school. Students living within an enrollment zone are guaranteed a seat at one of the schools within the zone, not just at one particular school. To learn if you live in an enrollment zone, enter your address at schoolfinder.dpsk12.org.





Quick Links: Enrollment Guides| Online SchoolChoice Forms | Research Schools