Choice Schools

Updated on Wed, 01/19/2022 - 8:37am

SCHOOLS OPEN TO CHOICE FOR THE 2022-23 SCHOOL YEAR

ROUND 1

This list includes schools that are open to Choice for new families and students.  If your family has a sibling at a school that is not on this list you can still apply for siblings to attend there.  If your family has a student that is attending a school that is not on the list and you have moved out of the boundary for that school, you can apply for your student to continue at the school.  Families may apply to return to their boundary school through the Choice process even if the boundary school is not on this list.

Per Superintendent Policy, in-district applications are considered before out-of-district applications.  All Choice applications received by the January 31st deadline will be considered at the same time.  There is NOT an appeal process to denied Choice applications.

NOTICE TO PARENTS OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES:

The Choice program is open to students with disabilities.  Students with disabilities placed in a Significant Support Needs, Affective Needs or Autism Spectrum Disorder Program may apply to any program listed in the special education section below.  Spaces are subject to capacity and staffing resources.  If no programs are listed below, the district does not have the available space or staff to accommodate students from outside a school’s attendance area or outside of the Adams 12 boundaries with existing resources.

TUITION PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS

Admissions to tuition based preschool programs are managed through the district’s Schools of Choice program.  Please note, approval to attend a preschool in an area other than that of the student’s boundary school or a magnet school is for preschool only. A student who wishes to attend their out-of-boundary preschool or magnet preschool for kindergarten must apply for Choice when transitioning from preschool to kindergarten.

Tuition-based preschool will cost $365 per month. The tuition payment of $365 is due at the time of enrollment and will be applied to the last month’s tuition.

Please click here for more preschool information.   This application does not guarantee a spot in preschool. If you are accepted in the lottery you will then enroll your child with your approved preschool site.

Please note, acceptance into a tuition preschool program cannot be converted into a Colorado Preschool Program spot.  If you wish to participate in the Colorado Preschool Program please call 720-972-8762.

2022/23 Tuition Preschool Sites:

·         Arapahoe Ridge

·         Cherry Drive

·         Mountain View

·         STEM Lab

·         Thunder Vista


ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

Arapahoe Ridge

·         Kindergarten, 2nd, 4th, 5th grade

Centennial

·         Kindergarten through 5th grade

Cherry Drive

·         Kindergarten through 5th grade  

Coronado Hills

·         Kindergarten through 5th grade 

Cotton Creek

·         Kindergarten through 5th grade 

Coyote Ridge

·         Kindergarten through 5th grade 

Eagleview

·         Kindergarten through 4th grade

Federal Heights

·         Kindergarten through 5th grade 

Five Star Online Academy

·         Open grades 1-12.  2022/23 school year admissions will be managed by the school. Apply here: https://sites.google.com/adams12.org/fivestaronlineacademy/enrollment

Glacier Peak

·         Kindergarten through 5th grade 

Hillcrest

·         Kindergarten through 5th grade 

Hunters Glen

·         Kindergarten through 5th grade 

Leroy

·         Kindergarten through 5th grade  

Malley Drive

·         Kindergarten through 5th grade 

McElwain

·         Kindergarten through 5th grade 

Meridian

·         Kindergarten, 3rd, 4th, 5th grade 

Mountain View

·      Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th grade 

North Mor

·         Kindergarten through 5th grade 

North Star

·         Kindergarten through 5th grade 

 Prairie Hills

·         Kindergarten through 5th grade

Riverdale

·         Kindergarten through 5th grade  

Rocky Mountain

·         Kindergarten through 5th grade 

Silver Creek

·         Kindergarten, 4th grade

Skyview

·         Kindergarten through 5th grade 

Stellar

·         Kindergarten through 5th grade  

Stukey

·         Kindergarten through 5th grade

Tarver

·         Kindergarten through 5th grade

Thornton

·         Kindergarten through 5th grade

Thunder-Vista P-8

·         Preschool

·         Grades K-8 are closed to Choice, only existing students at Thunder Vista, siblings of existing students or boundary students returning from other schools may apply.

Westview

·         Kindergarten through 5th grade

Woodglen

·         Kindergarten through 5th grade

MAGNET SCHOOLS

All grades are posted open at our magnet schools but it does not necessarily mean there is space available in all grades.  Applications received for grades that do not have space available will be kept on file for the 2021-22 waitlist.

Waitlists are only kept for one school year. If a student was on the waitlist for the 2020-21 school year, you must re-apply for the 2021-22 school year.

Hulstrom K-8

In-district applicants

·         Kindergarten through 8th grade (both Advanced Academic Program and Gifted and Talented students)

·         All Hulstrom kindergarten applicants will be screened for eligibility.  Hulstrom will contact all applicants after receipt of their Choice application by the Admissions Office.

Out-of-district applicants

·         Kindergarten through 8th grade (both Advanced Academic Program and Gifted and Talented students)

·         Out-of-district applicants must provide their own IQ testing for consideration.

 STEM Lab

·         Kindergarten through 8th grade

STEM Launch

·         Kindergarten through 8th grade

The Studio School

·         Kindergarten through 5th grade

MIDDLE SCHOOLS

Century

·         6th through 8th grade

Five Star Online Academy

·         Open grades 1-12.  2022/23 school year admissions will be managed by the school. Apply here: https://sites.google.com/adams12.org/fivestaronlineacademy/enrollment

Northglenn Middle

·         6th through 8th grade

Rocky Top

·         6th through 8th grade

Shadow Ridge

·         6th through 8th grade

Silver Hills

·         6th through 8th grade

Thornton Middle School

·         6th through 8th grade

Thunder Vista P-8

·         All grades are closed to Choice, only existing students at Thunder Vista, siblings of existing students or boundary students returning from other schools may apply.

Westlake

·         6th through 8th grade

HIGH SCHOOLS

Five Star Online Academy

·         Open grades 1-12.  2022/23 school year admissions will be managed by the school. Apply here: https://sites.google.com/adams12.org/fivestaronlineacademy/enrollment

Horizon

·         9th  & 10th grade

Legacy

·         All grades are closed to Choice, only existing students at Legacy, siblings of existing students or boundary students returning from other schools may apply.

 Mountain Range

·         9th  & 10th grade

Northglenn

·         9th  & 10th grade

 Thornton

·         9th through 11th grade

CENTER-BASED SPECIAL EDUCATION

All schools open to mild, moderate students except Rocky Top and Silver Hills.

Elementary Schools
Arapahoe Ridge SSN
Coronado Hills SSN
Coyote Ridge SSN
Federal Heights SSN
Glacier Peak SSN
Hillcrest SSN
Leroy AN
Malley Drive SSN
McElwain SSN
Riverdale SSN
Rocky Mountain SSN
Stellar SSN
Middle Schools
Century AN, SES, SLS
Northglenn Middle AN, SES, SLS
Shadow Ridge SSN
Shadow Ridge AN, SES, SLS
Thornton Middle AN, SES, SLS
Westlake SSN
High Schools
Horizon SSN

All schools open to mild, moderate students except Century, Rocky Top and Silver Hills.

CLICK HERE FOR THE CHOICE APPLICATION, PLEASE HAVE A PROOF OF RESIDENCE READY TO UPLOAD