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SchoolChoice Round 1 is now closed. Round 2 for 2021-22 opens April 6. Round 2 for 2020-21 is open for ECE only until April 2021.

DPS apologizes for listing incorrect addresses for Robert F. Smith STEAM Academy and French American School of Denver on the Round 1 application. View the correct addresses.

Due to the pandemic, the Enrollment Centers are open at limited capacity. Call 720-423-3493 or email schoolchoice@dpsk12.org with questions.

SchoolChoice Round 2

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Round 2 begins every year after families are notified of their Round 1 school placement, and ends in late August. This year, Round 2 for all grades except ECE ended Aug. 31. Round 2 is the first-come, first-served segment of SchoolChoice for families who missed Round 1, took part in Round 1 but want to re-explore their options, or are new to DPS for the next school year. Round 2 applications are available following Round 1 notifications by accessing your SchoolChoice account.

  • Families who did not take part in Round 1 and would like to change their student’s school.
  • Families who have changed their minds since submitting a Round 1 application. If you are happy with your school placement following Round 1, you do not need to take part in Round 2.
  • Please note: If your student was waitlisted at a school in Round 1, do not submit a Round 2 application to the same school, as your student already has a spot on the school’s waitlist.

Sign in to your SchoolChoice account and apply to the school or schools in which you are interested. If you don’t have an account, you can create one using your email address or a current Parent Portal log-in.

Round 2 2020-21 is now open for Early Childhood Education (ECE) only until early April 2021. Round 2 for all other grades ended Aug. 31, 2020.

Apply for ECE Round 2 »

Round 2 applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Once the application is received, your student will be placed on a waitlist while the school processes the application. If the school has available space, your student will be approved and enrolled for next year. There is no lottery in Round 2, but priorities are given. If a waitlist exists, your student will be added to the list in date and time order within your given priority.

Please note: This means that waitlist positions may change up or down. Read more about how waitlists work.

If your student is accepted to a school in Round 2, any Round 1 school assignment is relinquished. You will remain on waitlists for any higher-ranked schools.

Your student is eligible for mid-year entry:

  • If you are new to Denver, or your Denver address has changed, locate your neighborhood school. To enroll in your new neighborhood school, please bring proof of address, proof of age of the student and the student’s immunization record to the school’s front desk; for high school students, also provide transcripts for grades 9-12. Call the school for more details.
  • If you are new to Denver, or your Denver address has changed, and you would like to attend a school other than your neighborhood school, or if you reside in an enrollment zone, please complete a Mid-Year Entry application.

Contact the Office of Choice and Enrollment at 720-423-3493 with any questions or for assistance submitting your application.

Apply for Mid-Year Entry »