School Choice & Enrollment

The DPS School Choice open enrollment process is for any student who wants or needs to attend a new school for the following school year, particularly “transitioning” students, typically incoming kinder, sixth- and ninth-grade students.

The Round 1 School Choice window for 2024-25 school year will open January 11, 2024 at 10:00 am until February 12, 2024 at 4:00 pm . To participate in School Choice, families submit one School Choice application per student, on which they rank their top schools in order of preference, up to a limit of 12. DPS then uses a computer algorithm that matches students to schools based on those preferences, as well as school admission priorities and available space.

School Choice is as easy as FindApplyRegister!

Need assistance? Contact the Office of Choice and Enrollment:

Mid Year Enrollment

Mid Year Enrollments happen during the school year and outside of School Choice open enrollment period. There are two type of Mid Year Enrollments:

New Student Enrollment:

If you are new to Denver, or your Denver address has changed, and you now reside in an Enrollment Zone, please complete a Mid-Year Entry application to your preferred schools by creating an account and logging in here. We encourage you to first create a Parent Portal account, then logging in using your Portal username and password. Contact the Office of Choice and Enrollment at 720-423-3493 with any questions and for assistance submitting your application.

Administrative Transfers:

Administrative Transfers provide families with the opportunity to change DPS schools during the school year, and outside of the times of open enrollment. Administrative Transfers are considered an agreement between School Leadership and they are not guaranteed. You MUST contact your student’s current principal to begin the process of transferring to a new DPS School.

***If you have additional questions or would prefer to speak by phone, please contact Andrea Rasmussen at (720) 424-2641 or email her at