Information for Prospective Families

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Round 1 of SchoolChoice for 2022-23 is now closed.
Round 1 school placement notifications will be sent to families in late March.

Round 2 of SchoolChoice opens in early April.
Learn more about Round 2 here!


McKinley-Thatcher Elementary welcomes you and your learners! We are committed to providing equitable and accessible information about our school to all interested families, so we have created a 100% online experience that allows anyone “visit” our school at any time!

On this page, families can:

  • See our virtual Open House dates.
  • View our virtual school tour and brochure.
  • Learn about SchoolChoice and how to apply.
  • Contact us to ask more questions.

Please click on the section heading you’re interested in to expand the dropdown menu.

2021-2022 Virtual Open Houses

McKinley-Thatcher is hosting a number of virtual “Open House” sessions with our school leaders on Google Meet throughout the spring semester. Each Open House will be 45 minutes in length and includes a presentation by our principal followed by an open Q&A session for attendees.

Our virtual Open Houses are the best way to meet our leaders, get the most up-to-date information about our school, and have your questions answered directly, so please RSVP for a session below!

2022 Virtual Open Houses
(Hosted on Google Meet)

  • Friday, January 7 — 9:00am-9:45am
  • Tuesday, January 11 — 4:00pm-4:45pm
  • Friday, January 14 — 12:00pm-12:45pm
  • Tuesday, January 18 — 9:00am-9:45am
  • Thursday, January 20 — 4:00pm-4:45pm
  • Friday, January 21 — 10:00am-10:45am & 12:00pm-12:45pm
  • Thursday, January 27 — 9:00am-9:45am
  • Monday, January 31 — 4:00pm-4:45pm
  • Friday, February 4 — 9:00am-9:45am
  • Tuesday, February 8 — 4:00pm-4:45pm
  • Friday, February 11 — 9:00am-9:45am
  • Monday, March 21 — 9:00am-9:45am
  • Friday, April 22 — 8:00am-8:45am

RSVP for a Virtual Open House to Receive a Google Meet Link!

Please complete our RSVP form here to let us know which Open House you will be attending. Once you have RSVPed, you will receive a confirmation email 24 hours before your selected Open House. This email will include our Google Meet link!

Please contact our main office with questions or for additional information: (720) 424-5600 or McKinley_Thatcher@dpsk12.org.

Virtual School Tour

We are proud to share our our interactive Virtual School Tour experience! This virtual tour is a great way to see our grounds, building, and classrooms from the comfort and safety of your own home.

Virtual School Brochure

Use the arrows on your keyboard or at the bottom of our Prezi presentation to move through our digital brochure! We suggest using the full-screen option for the best experience.


What is SchoolChoice & How Do I Apply?

SchoolChoice is the Denver Public Schools application 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 2022-2023 SchoolChoice program took place from January 14, 2022 to February 15, 2022 and is currently closed. Round Two of the 2022-2023 SchoolChoice Program will open in early April 2022.

Please visit the SchoolChoice website for more information and to start your application!

Have Questions or Need Help?

Please call our main office at (720) 424-5600 or email us at McKinley_Thatcher@dpsk12.org. We are always happy to help!