NOTE: All schools are now closed to Choice for the 2013-14 school year. Some schools may be open to Choice in early August depending on space availability. Please check back to see which schools have been open, if any, as this will be posted between August 5th and 12th, 2013.
Definition of the Schools of Choice Program
All students in Five Star Schools are assigned to attend a specific school based upon the geographical attendance area of their residence. However, parents/guardians have other options based on a state law requiring open enrollment in all Colorado school districts. If students wish to attend another school, they can apply through the district's Schools of Choice Program.
Admissions to all schools for non-boundary students are managed by the Choice or Transfer processes (except for middle & high school programs that are not school-wide like Century MYP, Horizon SOAR, Legacy 2000, Mountain Range Mandarin Chinese and Thornton IB Diplomma Program & except for extended day kindergarten programs). In-district students interested in attending high school programs that are not school-wide should apply directly with the program. Out-of-district students wishing to attend high school programs that are not school-wide must apply for both Choice and with the program. If the school is not open to Choice then the program is closed to out-of-district students.
There are three Choice windows:
Priority consideration window aka First Round from December 1 to January 31 (for the next school year)
Second round from February 1 to March 31 (for the next school year)
Third round from early August up to October 1 (for the current school year)
Families wishing to enroll in Adams 12 Five Star Schools in the next school year should apply for priority consideration during the first round of Choice. There is a second and third round for schools that have space available after the first round has closed.
Applications for round 1 & 2 are accepted via the district’s online Choice application or via paper applications available at schools or the Educational Support Center. All applications received by the deadline are included in a lottery for available spaces (the process is not first-come, first served). Families are notified via US mail no later than the 3rd week of February for the first round and the 3rd week of April for the second round.
Families interested in enrolling for the current school year can apply for schools open in the 3rd round of Choice up to October 1. Third round Choice applications are accepted at schools directly. The third round is on a first-come, first-served basis. Once a school is full they no longer accept applications but can refer families to other schools that are still open.
Schools of Choice/Enrollment Office Staff Contact
Nancy Bunjes, 720-972-4055, firstname.lastname@example.org