Save the date! The DPS SchoolChoice Round 1 open enrollment window for the 2024-25 school year opens at 10 a.m. on Jan. 11 and runs through Feb. 12, 2024 at 4 p.m.
SchoolChoice Round 1 is for any student who wants or needs to attend a new school for the following school year. This particularly impacts transitioning students who are typically incoming kindergarten, sixth- and ninth-grade students who are moving into a new school due to their grade level. All incoming ECE students, as well as incoming students who reside in an enrollment zone, must complete an application.
Here’s how it works:
- FIND information about DPS school options for your student. Use the mobile-friendly School Finder, read the Enrollment Guide (2024-25 Enrollment Guide available in December) and contact schools directly for more information about their programs and culture.
- APPLY anytime between 10 a.m. Jan. 11 and Feb. 12, 2024 by ranking your preferred schools (up to 12) using the online SchoolChoice application. Simply create an account or use your Parent Portal username and password. Then, access the application beginning at 10 a.m. Jan. 11.
- REGISTER with your school after you get your school placement results in late March 2024.
If you need additional help or have questions, start by contacting the SchoolChoice hotline at 720-423-3493, emailing email@example.com or contacting your child’s school.
Note: Incoming ECE students must participate in SchoolChoice on a yearly basis; due to space limitations, enrollment in a preschool program is not guaranteed. ECE students will need to apply through Universal Preschool Colorado (UPK) in addition to SchoolChoice. Learn more about the ECE application process here.
In most cases, if your student is currently in kindergarten through 11th grade and will be staying at their current school for 2024-25, you do not have to fill out a SchoolChoice application.