Colorado is an open enrollment state, meaning that students can choose to attend their assigned neighborhood school, or they can apply to other public schools within their district, or even outside it. Denver Public Schools refers to the school selection process as SchoolChoice. The application window runs from mid-January to mid-February, and during this time, families rank their top school preferences and submit their Choice application. DPS then matches students to schools based on those preferences, as well as school admission priorities and available space. The system, based on the 2012 Nobel Prize-winning work of Dr. Al Roth, is designed to maximize the number of students getting their most-preferred school.
2024-25 Enrollment Information:
- The DPS SchoolChoice Round 1 enrollment window for the 2024-25 school year opens at 10 a.m. on Jan. 11 and runs through Feb. 12, 2024 at 4 p.m.
- DPS SchoolChoice has a new link for the application. Access the application here to apply for ECE and mid-year enrollment or to view ECE-3 waitlist status.
Enroll at Cheltenham:
Enroll your superhero at Cheltenham Elementary School! You can apply to enroll here.
Please note, if your student is currently attending Cheltenham Elementary and plans on staying for the 2024-25 school year, you do not have to fill out a SchoolChoice application.