Choice Schools

Updated on Thu, 12/19/2019 - 11:29am

SCHOOLS OPEN TO CHOICE FOR THE 2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR

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This list includes schools that are open to Choice for new families and students.  If your family has a sibling at a school that is not on this list you can still apply for siblings to attend there.  If your family has a student that is attending a school that is not on the list and you have moved out of the boundary for that school, you can apply for your student to continue at the school.  Families may apply to return to their boundary school through the Choice process even if the boundary school is not on this list.

Per Superintendent Policy, in-district applications are considered before out-of-district applications.  All Choice applications received by the January 31st deadline will be considered at the same time.  There is NOT an appeal process to denied Choice applications. Here is the Choice application. 

NOTICE TO PARENTS OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES:

The Choice program is open to students with disabilities. Students with mild/moderate disabilities may apply to any school open to Choice on this list.

Students with disabilities placed in a Significant Support Needs, Affective Needs or Autism Spectrum Disorder Program may apply to any program listed in the special education section below.  If no programs are listed below, the district does not have the available space or staff to accommodate students from outside a school’s attendance area or outside of the Adams 12 boundaries with existing resources.

TUITION PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS

Beginning with the 2020/21 school year enrollment process, admissions to tuition based preschool programs will be managed through the district’s Schools of Choice program.  Please note, approval to attend a preschool in an area other than that of the student’s boundary school or a magnet school is for preschool only. A student who wishes to attend their out-of-boundary preschool or magnet preschool for kindergarten must apply for Choice when transitioning from preschool to kindergarten.

Tuition-based preschool will cost $365 per month. There is a non-refundable $50 registration fee and $315 deposit (that are both applied to the last month's tuition).  If your tuition account becomes delinquent your student will no longer be allowed to attend the Tuition Preschool program until the delinquent account has been brought up to date. This application does not guarantee a spot in preschool. If you are accepted in the lottery you will then enroll your child with your approved preschool site.

2020/21 Tuition Preschool Sites:

  • Arapahoe Ridge
  • Cherry Drive
  • Mountain View
  • STEM Lab
  • Thunder Vista

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

Arapahoe Ridge

  • Kindergarten through 4th grade

Centennial

  • Kindergarten, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th grade

Cherry Drive

  • Kindergarten through 5th grade  

Coronado Hills

  • Kindergarten through 5th grade  

Cotton Creek

  • Kindergarten, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th grade

Coyote Ridge

  • Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 4th grade

Eagleview

  • Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th grade

Federal Heights

  • Kindergarten through 5th grade  

Glacier Peak

  • Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 5th grade

Hillcrest

  • Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 4th grade

Hunters Glen

  • Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd grade

Leroy

  • Kindergarten through 5th grade

Malley Drive

  • Kindergarten, 2nd, 3rd, 4th grade

McElwain

  • 2nd  through 5th grade

Meridian

  • All grades are closed to Choice, only existing students, siblings of existing students or boundary students returning from other schools may apply.

Mountain View

  • Kindergarten through 3rd, 5th grade

North Mor

  • Kindergarten through 5th grade  

North Star

  • Kindergarten through 4th grade

Prairie Hills

  • Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, 4th grade

Riverdale

  • Kindergarten through 5th grade  

Rocky Mountain

  • Kindergarten through 5th grade  

Silver Creek

  • All grades are closed to Choice, only existing students, siblings of existing students or boundary students returning from other schools may apply.

Skyview

  • Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th grade

Stellar

  • Kindergarten through 5th grade  

Stukey

  • Kindergarten through 5th grade

Tarver

  • Kindergarten through 3rd and 5th grade

Thornton

  • Kindergarten through 5th grade

Thunder-Vista P-8

  • All grades are closed to Choice, only existing students, siblings of existing students or boundary students returning from other schools may apply.

Westview

  • Kindergarten through 5th grade

Woodglen

  • Kindergarten through 5th grade

MAGNET SCHOOLS

All grades are posted open at our magnet schools but it does not necessarily mean there is space available in all grades.  Kindergarten is always open to fill 75 spaces at each school and 50 at The Studio School.

Applications received for grades that do not have space available will be kept on file for the 2020-21 wait list to fill as needed.

If a student was on the wait list for the 2019-20 school year, you must re-apply for possible placement in the 2020-21 school year, as the wait lists are good for only one school year.

Hulstrom K-8

In-district applicants

  • Kindergarten through 8th grade (both Advanced Academic Program and Gifted and Talented students)
  • All Hulstrom kindergarten applicants will be screened for eligibility.  Hulstrom will contact all applicants after receipt of their Choice application by the Admissions Office.

Out-of-district applicants

  • Kindergarten through 8th grade (both Advanced Academic Program and Gifted and Talented students))
  • Out-of-district applicants must provide their own IQ testing for consideration.

STEM Lab

  • Kindergarten through 8th grade

STEM Launch

  • Kindergarten through 8th grade

The Studio School

  • Kindergarten through 5th grade

MIDDLE SCHOOLS

Century

  • 6th through 8th grade

Northglenn Middle

  • 6th through 8th grade

Rocky Top

  • All grades are closed to Choice, only existing students, siblings of existing students or boundary students returning from other schools may apply.

Shadow Ridge

  • 6th through 8th grade

Silver Hills

  • 6th through 8th grade

The International School at Thornton Middle

  • All grades are closed to Choice, only existing students, siblings of existing students or boundary students returning from other schools may apply.

Thunder Vista P-8

  • All grades are closed to Choice, only existing students, siblings of existing students or boundary students returning from other schools may apply.

Westlake

  • 6th through 8th grade

HIGH SCHOOLS

Horizon

  • 9th grade – 20 spaces to Adams 12 District residents only

Legacy

  • All grades are closed to Choice, only existing students, siblings of existing students or boundary students returning from other schools may apply.

Mountain Range

  • 9th grade – 90 spaces

Northglenn

  • 9th grade  - 40 spaces to Adams 12 District residents only

Thornton

  • 9th through 11th grade

CENTER-BASED SPECIAL EDUCATION

Students with mild/moderate disabilities may apply to any school open to Choice for the 2020-21 school year.

Students with center-based needs including, at the elementary level, Affective Needs (AN), Structured Learning Services (SLS), Significant Support Needs (SSN) and, at the secondary level, Social Emotional Services (SES) and Significant Support Needs (SSN), may apply to any program below that serves their needs.  If there are more applications than spaces available, a lottery will be held.  The following programs are only open to students that reside in-district due to the fact that we are unable to serve additional students without adding additional resources.

Elementary Center-Based Programming:

·         Coronado Hills SSN Program – 1 space

·         Glacier Peak SSN Program – 1 space

·         McElwain SSN Program – 1 space

·         Riverdale SSN Program – 1 space

·         Rocky Mountain SSN Program – 1 space

·         Stellar SSN Program -1 space

Secondary Center-Based Programming:

·         Century SSN Program – 2 spaces

·         Northglenn Middle SSN Program – 1 space

·         Northglenn Middle SES Program - 1 space

·         Shadow Ridge SSN - 1 space

·         Silver Hills SSN - 1 space

·         Silver Hills SES - 1 space

·         Westlake SSN - 1 space

·         Westlake SES - 1 space

·         Horizon SSN Program – 9th grade - 4 spaces

·         Horizon SES Program - 9th grade – 1 space

·         Mountain Range SSN Program - 9th grade – 2 spaces

·         Mountain Range SES Program – 9th grade - 1 space

·         Northglenn High SSN Program – 9th grade - 1 space

·         Northglenn High SES Program – 9th grade - 1 space

·         Thornton High SSN Program – 9th-11th grade - 1 space

·         Thornton High SES Program - 9th-11th grade - 1 space

The remaining schools in Adams 12 supporting students within Significant Support Needs, Affective Needs or Structured Learning Services programs do not have the available space or staff to accommodate students from outside a school’s attendance area or outside of the Adams 12 boundaries with existing resources.

The Choice application is to the right of this page or click here