SchoolChoice and Enrollment Information

SchoolChoice 2019-2020

SchoolChoice is as easy as Find, Apply, Register!

Need assistance? Contact the Office of Choice and Enrollment: call 720-423-3493 / email / visit

SchoolChoice dates

Mark your calendar for these important DPS enrollment dates for the 2019-20 school year!

  • The SchoolChoice Expo Week is Jan. 15-17, 2019. Visit for more information.
  • The SchoolChoice application will be available online beginning Jan. 15, 2019.
  • The deadline to submit the form is Feb. 15, 2019 at 4 p.m. Notifications will be sent in late March, 2019.

So do your research, have your top schools in mind, and be ready on Jan. 15! Visit for information.

SchoolChoice Timeline

SchoolChoice Round 1

Any DPS student who wants to attend a school other than their automatically assigned neighborhood school can take part in SchoolChoice. Families submit one SchoolChoice form per student, on which they rank their student’s top five school preferences. DPS then matches students to schools based on those preferences, as well as school admission priorities and available space. SchoolChoice Round 1 for 2019-20 opens Jan. 15, 2019 and closes Feb. 15, 2019.

SchoolChoice Round 2

Round 2 of DPS SchoolChoice for the 2019-20 school year will open following Round 1, in mid-April, 2019. Round 2 is the first-come, first-served segment of Choice for families who missed Round 1; took part in Round 1 but want to re-explore their options; or are new to DPS for next school year. Round 2 applications may be submitted through Aug. 31, 2019.

Enrollment and Registration

There are a few different processes you will go through depending on your specific situation:

Do you need to enroll in a DPS school? The first step is determining your neighborhood – or boundary – school. This is the school at which your student has a guaranteed seat. Click here to determine your neighborhood school.

Are you interested in attending a school other than your boundary school? You may take part in SchoolChoice, which offers a transparent, equitable way for your family to choose the best school for your student.

Finally, getting registered at the school in which you are enrolled is addressed below as well.


Find your neighborhood school

Are you a Denver resident new to DPS? You may enroll directly at the neighborhood school that serves your address. Click here to determine your neighborhood school. To enroll, contact the school office directly for registration dates, forms and required documents.

In some parts of Denver, DPS uses shared boundary enrollment zones. An enrollment zone is a geographic area in which students are guaranteed a seat at one of several schools, rather than one particular school. Click here for more information on DPS enrollment zones.