Schools of Choice Program

Updated on Mon, 06/10/2019 - 8:53am

All students in Adams 12 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 when there is space available. If students wish to attend another school, they can apply through the district's Schools of Choice Program, apply for a school transfer (in-district students only).

Admissions to all schools for non-boundary students are managed by the Choice or Transfer processes (except for extended day kindergarten programs at neighborhood schools and the middle & high school programs that are not school-wide like Horizon SOAR, Legacy 2000, Mountain Range Global Studies, Northglenn STEM and PTECH, and Thornton IB Diploma Program). 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 with the program. 

The Choice status becomes null and void when a student withdraws from their Choice school.  When this occurs, the student must return to their boundary school if they return to the district at a later time.


Starting in August 2019, the Five Star District will exclusively offer full-day kindergarten - at no cost to families - at all district elementary and K-8 schools.

This was made possible thanks to the passage of House Bill 19-1262: State Funding For Full-day Kindergarten.