Choice Schools

Updated on Tue, 01/05/2021 - 2:10pm

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SCHOOLS OPEN TO CHOICE FOR THE 2021-22 SCHOOL YEAR

If applying for Choice, you will not begin the enrollment process until Choice results are emailed the 3rd week of February.

You will be able to enroll at your Choice school via your approval email at that time. 

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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. 

NOTICE TO PARENTS OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES:

The Choice program is open to students with disabilities. Students with mild/moderate disabilities and students 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 

Admissions to tuition-based preschool programs are 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.

2021/22 Tuition Preschool Sites:

·         Arapahoe Ridge

·         Cherry Drive

·         Mountain View

·         STEM Lab

·         Thunder Vista


ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

Arapahoe Ridge

·         Kindergarten through 5th grade 

Centennial

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

Cherry Drive

·         Kindergarten through 5th grade   

Coronado Hills

·         Kindergarten through 5th grade  

Cotton Creek

·         Kindergarten through 5th grade  

Coyote Ridge

·         Kindergarten through 5th grade  

Eagleview

·         Kindergarten through 2nd grade and 5th grade  

Federal Heights

·         Kindergarten through 5th grade  

Glacier Peak

·         Kindergarten through 3rd and 5th grade  

Hillcrest

·         Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th grade 

Hunters Glen

·         Kindergarten through 5th grade  

Leroy

·         Kindergarten through 5th grade  

Malley Drive

·         Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th grade  

McElwain

·         Kindergarten through 5th grade  

Meridian

·         Kindergarten through 5th grade  

Mountain View

·         Kindergarten through 5th grade  

North Mor

·         Kindergarten through 5th grade  

North Star

·         Kindergarten through 2nd, 4th and 5th grade

Prairie Hills

·         Kindergarten through 5th grade 

Riverdale

·         Kindergarten through 5th grade  

Rocky Mountain

·         Kindergarten through 5th grade  

Silver Creek

·         Kindergarten, 1st and 3rd grade 

Skyview

·         Kindergarten through 5th grade  

Stellar

·         Kindergarten through 5th grade  

Stukey

·         Kindergarten through 3rd and 5th grade 

Tarver

·         Kindergarten through 4th 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.  Applications received for grades that do not have space available will be kept on file for the 2021-22 waitlist. 

Waitlists are only kept for one school year. If a student was on the waitlist for the 2020-21 school year, you must re-apply for the 2021-22 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

·         6th through 8th grade 

Shadow Ridge

·         6th through 8th grade 

Silver Hills

·         6th through 8th grade 

The International School at Thornton Middle

·         6th through 8th 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. 

Westlake

·         6th through 8th grade 

HIGH SCHOOLS

Horizon

·         9th  & 10th grade

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  & 10th grade

Northglenn

·         9th  & 10th grade

Thornton

·         9th through 11th grade

SPECIAL EDUCATION

Students with mild/moderate disabilities may apply to any school open to Choice for the 2021-22 school year except Coyote Ridge, Meridian and Tarver Elementary Schools.

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.

School Program Status
Elementary Schools
Arapahoe Ridge SSN OPEN
Centennial AN OPEN
Cherry Drive AN CLOSED
Coronado Hills SSN OPEN
Cotton Creek SSN CLOSED
Cotton Creek SLS CLOSED
Coyote Ridge SSN CLOSED
Eagleview SLS OPEN
Federal Heights SSN OPEN
Glacier Peak SSN OPEN
Hillcrest SSN OPEN
Leroy AN CLOSED
Malley Drive SSN CLOSED
McElwain SSN OPEN
Meridian SLS CLOSED
North Star SSN CLOSED
Riverdale SSN OPEN
Rocky Mountain SSN OPEN
Rocky Mountain AN OPEN
Silver Creek SSN CLOSED
Skyview SLS CLOSED
Stellar SSN OPEN
Tarver SSN OPEN
Westview SLS CLOSED
Woodglen SSN CLOSED
Middle Schools
Century SSN OPEN
Century SES (AN, SLS, SES) CLOSED
NGMS SSN CLOSED
NGMS SES (AN, SLS, SES) CLOSED
Rocky Top SES (AN, SLS, SES) OPEN
Rocky Top SSN OPEN
SRMS SSN OPEN
SRMS SES (AN, SLS, SES) OPEN
SHMS SSN CLOSED
SHMS SES (AN, SLS, SES) OPEN
TMS SSN CLOSED
TMS SES (AN, SLS, SES) CLOSED
WLMS SSN CLOSED
WLMS SES (AN, SLS, SES) CLOSED
High Schools
Horizon SSN OPEN
Horizon SES (AN, SLS, SES) OPEN
MRHS SSN OPEN
MRHS SES (AN, SLS, SES) OPEN
NGHS SSN CLOSED
NGHS SES (AN, SLS, SES) CLOSED
THS SSN OPEN

If applying for Choice, you will not begin the enrollment process until Choice results are emailed the 3rd week of February.

You will be able to enroll at your Choice school via your approval email at that time

CLICK HERE FOR THE CHOICE APPLICATION, PLEASE HAVE A PROOF OF RESIDENCE READY TO UPLOAD

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