SchoolChoice & Enrollment Information

SchoolChoice 2020-2021

SchoolChoice is as easy as Find, Apply, Register!

DPS believes all families should have equitable access to the schools they feel are the best fit for their students, 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. SchoolChoice is as easy as Find, Apply, Register!

Need assistance? Contact the Office of Choice and Enrollment: call 720-423-3493 / email schoolchoice@dpsk12.org / visit schoolchoice.dpsk12.org

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.

SchoolChoice for 2019-20 is now closed. This page will update in Spring 2020.

The first round of SchoolChoice for the 2019-20 school year is closed. More than 27,000 DPS students and their families participated by ranking up to 12 school preferences on their application.

Now what happens?

Families will receive their placement notifications in late March. We will spend a few weeks running a computer program that matches students to schools based on families’ preferences, school admission priorities and available space. Learn more about admission priorities, and how the SchoolChoice system matches students to schools.

Learn more about enrolling for the current school year.

SchoolChoice Round 2

Round 2 of SchoolChoice opens 8 a.m. April 3. Round 2 is the first-come, first-served segment when families can apply directly to their preferred schools that have availability for next year.

More about 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.