SchoolChoice Enrollment Information

SchoolChoice 2024-2025

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!

 Families can apply here. Families with existing Parent Portal accounts can log in using their username and password and families who do not have Parent Portal accounts will set up a new account. 

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

Upcoming Key Choice and Enrollment Dates for 2024-2025
Recruiting List for SchoolChoice Round 1 for the 2024-2025 School Year are Available
Round 1 of SchoolChoice for the 2024-2025 school year opens10 a.m. Jan. 11, 2024
Round 1 of SchoolChoice for the 2024-2025 school year closes4 p.m. Feb. 12, 2024

SchoolChoice Round 2

Round 2 begins every year after families are notified of their Round 1 school placements, and ends in late August. Round 2 for the 2024-25 school year opens Mid April and ends Aug. 31. (Round 2 for Early Childhood Education is open until early April 2024.)

Round 2 is the first-come, first-served segment of SchoolChoice for families who missed Round 1, took part in Round 1 but want to re-explore their options, or are new to DPS for the next school year. Round 2 applications are available following Round 1 notifications by accessing your SchoolChoice account.

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.

Cory Elementary School Choice Priorities through the choice system and the process