School Choice is Now Open!

Jan. 31, 2018
The DPS SchoolChoice season for the 2018-19 school year is now open!

DPS believes that all students should have the same access to quality schools, regardless of their background or where they live in Denver. Every DPS student is guaranteed enrollment in their neighborhood school. However, any student who wants to attend a school other than their neighborhood school can take part in SchoolChoice.

You can access the new online application here using cellphone, tablet or computer.

SchoolChoice allows you to apply to any school in DPS; simply rank up to five school preferences for next year and submit the application by 4 p.m., Feb. 28. There’s no advantage to applying early – just submit your application by the deadline!

Once you’ve submitted the application and the SchoolChoice window closes, we will spend a few weeks running a computer tool at an offsite location that matches your student to a school based on your school preferences, as well as school admission priorities and available space. We will then send out placement notifications by early April. Click here to learn more about admission priorities.

There also are resources for families who are still researching their school options, including the annual Great Schools Enrollment Guides, and the new, online, mobile-friendly School Finder. Both are available at The best way for families to find their best-fit school is to visit schools in person and talk to leaders and staff.

Since we’re now asking all families to apply online, we know you might have questions during the SchoolChoice process – and we’re happy to help! Contact an enrollment representative by calling the SchoolChoice hotline at 720-423-3493 or email You can also visit the front office at your child’s school or go to


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