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Thank you for your interest in Adams 12 Five Star Schools! 

Choice for the 2018-19 school year has closed. 

Choice for the 2019-20 school year opens on December 1, 2018.  A list of schools open to Choice for the 2019-20 school year can be found here beginning December 1.  Please return to this webpage beginning on December 1st to access the Choice application for the 2019-20 school year. 

The first round of Choice IS NOT first come, first served.  All applications received between December 1st and January 31st are considered together in the same lottery.

If you have any questions about the Schools of Choice Program, please contact the Admissions Office via email at choice@adams12.org or phone at 720-972-4055.  Due to a high volume of inquiries it may take 24-72 hours to return your call. 

¡Gracias por su interés en Adams 12 Five Star Schools! 

Solicitud (Choice) para el año escolar 2018-19 ha cerrado. 

Solicitud (Choice) para el año escolar 2019-20 empieza el 1ro de diciembre de 2018.  Se puede encontrar una lista de escuelas abiertas para solicitud (Choice) para el año escolar 2019-20 haciendo clic aquí empezando el 1ro de diciembre.  Favor de volver a este sitio del internet empezando el primero de diciembre para encontrar la solicitud de Choice. 

La primera ronda de solicitud (Choice) no es en la orden de llegada.  Todas las aplicaciones recibidas entre el 1ro de diciembre y el 31 de enero son consideradas en la misma lotería.

Si tiene preguntas sobre el Programa de Solicitud (Choice), favor de comunicarse con la Oficina de Ingresos por correo electrónico al choice@adams12.org o por teléfono al 720-972-4055.  A causa de un alto volumen de llamadas es posible que tarde 24 a 72 horas para volver la llamada.

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 2018-2019 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 2019-20 school year on December 1, 2018.  The Choice application and list of open schools are available online at www.adams12.org/choice. 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, 2019 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.

The second deadline to submit a Choice application for the 2019-2020 school year is March 30, 2019. As with the first round, if the number of requests exceeds the spaces available for priority consideration in a given school, the district will hold a lottery.  Notification of approval or denial will be made no later than the third week of April.

In addition to the two deadlines above, in some years a third round of Choice may be held in August and September if space is available. Schools open to the third round of Choice will be posted online at www.adams12.org/choice by August 1st.

While not a guarantee, when possible, priority will be given to sibling applications so that families will attend the same school. Families with children already attending schools that are not open to Choice are eligible to submit an application for their existing student to remain at the school or for younger siblings to attend the school with their older siblings.

The duration of a Choice placement is valid for all grades served by the school. For example, if a student attends a Choice elementary school, the approval is valid to the end of fifth grade, as long as there are no significant changes in that school’s enrollment or facilities. When a student transitions from elementary to middle school or from middle to high school, they must reapply for Choice. If they don’t, the student’s placement automatically reverts to their boundary school.  

Students that are approved for Choice are responsible for their own transportation.

Extended-day kindergarten

For traditional schools, extended-day, tuition-based kindergarten does not go through the Choice Program. Parents of extended-day, tuition-based kindergarteners at traditional schools should note that enrollment in that program does not automatically mean the student will go to the same school for first grade. The student must apply through the Choice program for first grade placement if he/she wants to go to a school other than his/her boundary school. Also note that the school the child attended for kindergarten may not necessarily be open for Choice.

For magnet schools, extended-day, tuition-based kindergarten does go through the Choice Program. Parents of extended-day, tuition-based kindergarteners for magnet schools do not need to reapply for Choice as their Choice approval remains in effect through the highest grade served at their magnet school.

 To learn more about Choice and find answers to frequently asked questions, visit the district website at www.adams12.org/choice. The Five Star District Planning and Admissions Department determines the acceptance of Choice requests and can be contacted via email at choice@adams12.org or by phone at (720) 972-4055

The Studio School School Open Houses for 2018/2019:

Friday, Dec. 7th 12:30-1:30pm

Monday, Dec. 10th 6:30-7:30pm

Thursday, Dec. 13th 3:00-4:00pm

Tuesday, Jan. 15th 6:00-7:00pm

Thursday, Jan. 24th 12:30-1:30pm

School tours throughout the year by appointment

Please call for an appointment at 720-972-3620