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SchoolChoice season opens Jan. 15

Jan. 7, 2019

Event Date: January 15, 2019

The SchoolChoice window for the 2019-20 school year is Jan. 15 to Feb. 20. To take part, rank your top schools in order of preference (up to 12) and submit your SchoolChoice application by Feb. 20 at 4 p.m. You can access the application at when it becomes available on Jan. 15. We recommend signing in using your Parent Portal username and password.

We then match students to schools based on those preferences, as well as school admission priorities and available space.

Note: Incoming preschool and kindergarten students must participate in SchoolChoice on a yearly basis; due to space limitations, enrollment in a preschool program is not guaranteed. If your student is currently in kindergarten through 11th grade and will be staying at his or her current school for 2019-20, you do not have to fill out a SchoolChoice application.

Here’s how SchoolChoice works:

  • FIND the best DPS school for your student by reading the Enrollment Guide, using the mobile-friendly School Finder, attending school expos and touring schools.
  • APPLY between Jan. 15 and Feb. 20, 2019 at 4 p.m. by ranking your top schools using the online SchoolChoice application tool. You will be able to access the application at
  • REGISTER for your school after you get your school placement results in late March, 2019.

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.