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District outlines 2020-2021 Choice Process

District outlines deadlines for 2020-2021 Choice process

Submit application by January 31st deadline for priority consideration

Last year, Adams 12 Five Star Schools received more than 4,500 Choice applications for the 2019-2020 school year. In accordance with the state’s open enrollment law, the district’s Choice program allows for students to apply to attend schools outside of their attendance area boundary.

Both in-district and out-of-district students can apply for Choice. Out-of-district Choice requests are considered after in-district requests.  Acceptance to a Choice school is based on several criteria: availability of space, sufficient teaching staff, appropriate programs and the necessary facilities for special needs students. 

Adams 12 Five Star Schools will publicize the schools open to Choice for the 2020-21 school year on December 1, 2019.  The Choice application and list of open schools are available online at For families without computer access, a computer kiosk is available at all schools and at the Educational Support Center located at 1500 E. 128th Avenue in Thornton.

The deadline for priority consideration is January 31, 2020 and is not first-come, first-served.  If the number of requests exceeds the spaces available in a given school, the district will hold a lottery. Parents and students submitting an application for priority consideration will be notified of the results of their application no later than the third week of February.

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PDF icon Choice Article 2020-21.pdf262.66 KB11/07/2019
PDF icon Choice Article 2020-2021 SPANISH.pdf263.43 KB11/07/2019