SchoolChoice in Denver Public Schools offers families the option to select the public school they feel is the best fit for their child. Though lauded as one of the top choice programs in the country, understanding SchoolChoice and its outcomes can be complicated. We hope the information and charts below help our readers in Northeast Denver understand the process and outcome. All DPS students are guaranteed a spot in their neighborhood boundary school or zone. Students in zones who do not fill out choice forms are assigned to a school within their enrollment zone. But as shown here, many families use SchoolChoice to select a school outside of their home boundary or zone schools. Zone or boundary students have first priority in their own boundary or zone, non-zone DPS students are next, and non-DPS students have last priority. The charts below show the first round choice results for the main middle and high schools in NE Denver and for the elementary schools in Stapleton.
Second Round Choice and Final Outcomes
Families who have changed their minds, or who only recently moved to the area can participate in a second round of choice that opened on March 20 and goes through August 31, 2017. Families on waitlists for their first choice schools should stay there. For more information about second round choice call 720-423-3493, email SchoolChoice@dpsk12.org or visit http://schoolchoice.dpsk12.org/schoolchoice-round-2/.