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.
Every year in January, families may submit one form per student, on which they rank their students’ top five school preferences for the following school year. DPS then matches students to schools based on those preferences, as well as school admission priorities and available space. The system is designed to maximize the number of students getting their most-preferred school.
Round 1 of SchoolChoice for the 2017-18 school year is now closed. Click here for more information on Round 2.