SchoolChoice is for any student who wants or needs to attend a new school for the following year, particularly “transitioning” students. If your student is staying at his or her current school, you do not have to fill out a SchoolChoice application. Here’s how SchoolChoice works:
- First, research DPS schools by reviewing the Great Schools Enrollment Guide, using School Finder and visiting schools of interest.
- Prioritize your student’s top five preferences and list them in order on the SchoolChoice application.
- Submit your SchoolChoice application online during the Round 1 window in February. The next SchoolChoice window is February, 2019 for the 2019-20 school year.
- SchoolChoice combines your student’s top five 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 and you will be notified in April. There is no additional priority given for selecting a school as your No. 1 choice. Rank the schools in the order of preference.