SchoolChoice Info for Families

    Posted 02/09/2018

    Sign Up for a Spot Next School Year

    with a SchoolChoice Application!

     ATTENTION families: you MUST complete a 2018-2019 SchoolChoice application if your student is going in ECE-3, ECE-4, or kindergarten.

    What is SchoolChoice?

    SchoolChoice is a Denver Public Schools program designed to ensure all students have access to quality schools. Families complete a SchoolChoice application to sign up for a space at their preferred school. Round One of the 2018-2019 SchoolChoice program runs from February 1 to February 28. Applications are due online by 4:00pm on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. 

    What do I need to do?

    You must complete a SchoolChoice application if your student will be entering ECE-3, ECE-4, or kindergarten in the 2018-2019 school year. McKinley-Thatcher will be open to help with SchoolChoice starting on Thursday, February 1 at 7:30am.

    To complete an application

    The SchoolChoice process is completely online! You may compete your application on your phone, tablet, or computer at SchoolChoice. You can even take pictures of the documents you need to submit!

    If you need a computer or scanner, please come by our main office – we are happy to help!

    What documents do I need for my application?

    • For ECE-3, you’ll need proof of address and a birth certificate.
    • For ECE-4, you’ll need proof of address, proof of income (30 consecutive days), and a birth certificate.
    • For kindergarten, you don’t need any additional documents!

    How much will my child’s tuition be?

    Tuition for ECE-3, ECE-4, and kindergarten is calculated on a sliding scale based on family size and income. For an estimate of what you’ll pay, please call the Tuition Billing Office at (720) 423-3698 and be ready to provide your estimated monthly or annual income.

    I need more information – where do I look?

    • Contact us at (720) 424-5600 or stop by the main office!
    • Check out the Frequently Asked Questions.
    • For detailed information on the SchoolChoice process, please call the DPS SchoolChoice hotline at (720) 423-3493 or visit