Q: What are the important dates of which I need to be aware?
A: December 15, 2014 – Round One of SchoolChoice opens and SchoolChoice form available at each school, on the SchoolChoice website: http://schoolchoice.dpsk12.org/ and the Parent Portal website: https://myportal.dpsk12.org/
January 30, 2015 – SchoolChoice forms are due by 4:00pm
March 13, 2015 – Notification letters sent to families
Q: Where do we submit our SchoolChoice form?
A: We strongly recommend that families submit their SchoolChoice forms online. If you are unable to submit it online, you can submit it to any school office staff. All district schools will accept forms through January 30, 2015, at 4:00pm. SchoolChoice forms may also be submitted to the DPS Office of Choice and Enrollment at 3131 N. Eliot St., Denver, CO 80211 or to the Northeast Enrollment Center at 4800 Telluride St., Denver, CO 80249.
Q: How does the lottery work, and how will my child be enrolled in a school?
A: Students will be considered for enrollment at each school based on the preferences they list on the SchoolChoice form and the admissions priorities (i.e., siblings, Denver residents, etc.) established by each school. Admissions priorities for each school may be found at http://schoolchoice.dpsk12.org/. Each student is assigned a random lottery number. Students are placed in lottery number order within the applicable priority group. This is balanced against the available seats to determine which students are awarded a seat.
Q: If my student only lists one school on the SchoolChoice form, will we have a higher chance of getting into that school?
A: No. The number of schools listed on a SchoolChoice form will not affect the likelihood of being assigned to any particular school. DPS strongly recommends that each student lists his/her top five preferred schools in preference order.
Q: After enrolling in a school other than my boundary school through SchoolChoice, am I still guaranteed a seat at my boundary school?
A: No. If you do not list your neighborhood school as your number-one preference and your child is enrolled at one of those high-preference non-boundary schools, you forfeit your seat at your boundary school. To return to your boundary school, you may submit a Round Two SchoolChoice form; however, if your boundary school is full after Round One, your child will be placed on the waitlist.
Q: Who should I contact if I have further questions?
A: The Office of Choice and Enrollment Services can be reached at 720.423.7627 or firstname.lastname@example.org.