Enrollment Questions

Updated on Mon, 04/24/2017 - 2:39pm

Frequently Asked Choice Questions

  1. What are the hours for enrolling my student?
  2. Where can I get an enrollment packet?
  3. How long does it take to complete the process?
  4. How can I check to see what school my child will attend?
  5. Can I choose which school my child attends?
  6. Where can I go to obtain the immunization record required for my child?
  7. If I am buying a new home in the district, may I enroll my child before I move?
  8. How do I enroll my child in a specialized program?
  9. What is the age requirement for entrance to kindergarten first grade?
  10. What if my child does not meet the age requirements for kindergarten/first grade?

What are the hours for enrolling my student?

Enrollment packets are accepted at the school level during regular office hours.

Where can I get an enrollment packet?

The packets are available at schools and online.

How long does it take to complete the process?

We recommend you complete the paperwork at home and make sure to gather all required documentation before going to the school.  Actual time may vary depending on the time of year. Plan on at least 30 minutes at each school.

How can I check to see what school my child will attend?

Adams 12 Five Star Schools website provides you with a boundary locator lookup tool.

Can I choose which school my child attends?

Adams 12 Five Star Schools offers a school of choice program through an application process. Please visit the Schools of Choice Program for more information.

Where can I go to obtain the immunization record required for my child?

Immunization records can be obtained through your health care provider, the clinic where they received the vaccinations, or from the previous school your child attended.

If I am buying a new home in the district, may I enroll my child before I move?

Yes!  Parents will need to provide a purchase contract with a possession or closing date no more than 90 days out as proof of residency.

How do I enroll my child in a specialized program?

Admissions for schools with specialized programs that are district-wide are managed via the district's Schools of Choice Program.  If you wish for your child to attend Hulstrom, either STEM program, The Studio School or one of our school-wide IB schools (Coronado Hills, McElwain, Thornton Elementary, Leroy Drive Elementary, Century Middle School or Thornton Middle, or Thornton High) you will need to apply via the Schools of Choice Program.

Admissions for programs that are not school wide such as Horizon SOAR, Legacy 2000, Mountain Range Global Studies, Northglenn STEM Program and the Thornton IB Diploma Program are managed by each individual school.  Please contact the appropriate school directly for more information.

Admissions to charter schools are managed by each individual school.  Please contact them directly for more information.

What is the age requirement for entrance to kindergarten first grade?

Kindergarteners must be 5-years-old and first graders must be 6-years-old on or before October 1st.

What if my child does not meet the age requirements for kindergarten/first grade?

The district recognizes that some highly-advanced, gifted children may benefit academically, socially and/or emotionally from early entrance into kindergarten or first grade. A highly-advanced, gifted child is one whose body of evidence demonstrates a profile of exceptional ability or potential compared to same-age gifted children (generally at or above 98th percentile on nationally normed assessments as per Colorado Department of Education guidelines.

More information about early entrance to kindergarten or first grade for highly-advanced, gifted children can be found in our Kindergarten Program section.