School choice is now underway until Feb. 15. Below is a quick summary of key steps. More details can be found on the DPS website and the info sheet at the bottom of this email.
How does the Denver Public Schools (DPS) SchoolChoice enrollment work?
SchoolChoice is for any student who wants or needs to attend a new school for the following year, particularly “transitioning” students. All incoming ECE and Kindergarten students must complete an application.
If your student is currently in kindergarten through 11th grade and is staying at his or her current school for 2019-20, you likely do not have to fill out a SchoolChoice application. Here is how SchoolChoice works:
1. First, research DPS schools by reviewing the Great Schools Enrollment Guide, using School Finder and visiting schools of interest.
2. Prioritize your student’s top preferences and rank them on the SchoolChoice application. We recommend listing multiple preferences, up to a limit of 12 schools.
3. Submit your SchoolChoice application online during the Round 1 window. The SchoolChoice window for the 2019-20 school year opens on Jan. 15, 2019 and ends on Feb. 15, 2019 at 4 p.m.
4. SchoolChoice combines your student’s top preferences with each school’s admissions priorities and available space. All students are randomly assigned a lottery number that will determine at which school they are awarded a seat. Students will be awarded a seat at their highest-preference school with an available seat. You will be notified in late March. Rank the schools in the order of your preference.