The DPS SchoolChoice open enrollment window for the 2022-23 school year is Jan. 14 through 4 p.m. Feb. 15, 2022.
To prepare for SchoolChoice, families — particularly those with incoming ECE, kindergarten, sixth- and ninth-grade students — should begin thinking about which schools might be of interest to them for the next school year.
SchoolChoice is as easy as Find, Apply, Register!
Here’s how it works:
- FIND the best DPS school options for your student. Use the mobile-friendly School Finder, read the Enrollment Guide (mailed to transition-grade families in early December), and contact schools directly for more information.
- APPLY between 10 a.m. Jan. 14 and 4 p.m. Feb. 15, 2022 by ranking your preferred schools (up to 12) using the online SchoolChoice application. Create an account or sign in using your Parent Portal username and password. Access the application beginning at 10 a.m. Jan. 14.
- REGISTER with your school after you get your school placement results in late March 2022.
More about SchoolChoice
DPS launched the one-application, one-deadline SchoolChoice process 10 years ago to ensure equity, consistency and simplicity in school enrollment. SchoolChoice is a key component of our vision that Every Child Succeeds!
We believe all families should have equitable access to the schools they feel are the best fit for their students. Any student who wants or needs to attend a new school next year can take part in SchoolChoice.
Families rank their students’ top 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. The system, designed to maximize the number of students getting their most-preferred school, is very effective; last year, 89% of participants received their first-choice school.
Note: Incoming preschool students must participate in SchoolChoice on a yearly basis; due to space limitations, enrollment in a preschool program is not guaranteed. In most cases, if your student is currently in kindergarten through 11th grade and will be staying at their current school for 2022-23, you do not have to fill out a SchoolChoice application.
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We’re here to help!
You can always get the latest information on the right here on this website. If you need additional help or have questions, start by contacting the SchoolChoice hotline at 720-423-3493, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or contacting your child’s school.