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SchoolChoice is Now Easier than Ever

Nov. 9, 2017
The next SchoolChoice season opens Feb. 1, 2018. Applications are due by Feb. 28, 2018 at 4 p.m.

The next SchoolChoice season opens Feb. 1, 2018. Applications are due by Feb. 28, 2018 at 4 p.m.

What’s new this year?

DPS is proud to have the best SchoolChoice system in the country, but we’re always striving to make it better. So, we’ve made a couple of improvements this year.

  • We’ve moved the SchoolChoice window to February. The new date gives our families more time to research schools, as well as finalize their living arrangements for the following school year.
  • We’re also introducing a new online, mobile-friendly School Finder tool, which families can use to more easily search for schools and submit their SchoolChoice application – all in one place.
  • To make it more convenient to learn about your school options, we’re holding five regional school expos rather than one large districtwide expo. These expos will take place the week of Jan. 22, 2018. Click here for all the details.

How does it work?

  • FIND the best DPS school for your student by using the new mobile-friendly School Finder, reading the Enrollment Guide, attending school expos and touring schools.
  • APPLY in February 2018 by ranking your top five schools using the new online SchoolChoice application tool.
  • REGISTER for your school after you get your school placement results in early April.

More about SchoolChoice

Equity is at the heart of SchoolChoice. We believe all students should have access to quality schools, regardless of background or address. Any student who wants to attend a school other than their neighborhood school can take part in SchoolChoice. Families rank their students’ top five school preferences in the SchoolChoice application. We then match students to schools based on those preferences, as well as school admission priorities and available space.

We’re here to help!
You can always get the latest information about SchoolChoice at If you need additional help or have questions, start by contacting the SchoolChoice hotline at 720-423-3493 or visiting the front office at your child’s school.