DPS SchoolChoice

The DPS SchoolChoice Round 1 window for the 2023-24 school year opens 10 a.m. Jan. 13, 2023 and ends Feb. 14, 2023 at 4 p.m. Submit your SchoolChoice application online during the Round 1 window.

To prepare for SchoolChoice, families — particularly those with incoming ECE, kindergarten, sixth- and ninth-grade students — should begin thinking about which schools might be of interest to them for next school year. 

Learn more about SchoolChoice

ECE-3 and ECE-4 Families: Important Information about UPK Colorado and SchoolChoice Applications
Along with other Colorado school districts, DPS is working with the Colorado Department of Early Childhood (CDEC) to continue expanding its Early Childhood Education program by rolling out a new enrollment process for Universal Preschool (UPK) Colorado. This new program will provide additional funding opportunities for our ECE-providing schools and district partners, including charter schools and private ECE providers.This means that the SchoolChoice process for ECE families will be much different than in previous years. ECE-3 and ECE-4 families must complete both a SchoolChoice application and a UPK Colorado application. The UPK Colorado application will open on Tuesday, Jan. 17 and close Feb. 15 — please note that this window and application is separate from our DPS SchoolChoice window and application (Jan. 13-Feb. 14). For more detailed information, read this letter (letters in other languages are available here). Given that this is a brand new program and system, we encourage schools and families to continue checking the UPK Colorado webpage and the DPS UPK Colorado landing page regularly for updates.