***The system that DPS uses to accept and process SchoolChoice applications, SchoolMint, experienced some technical issues and some families were unable to complete their SchoolChoice applications. To ensure that all families are able to submit an application for their student, the Round 1 deadline has been extended to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21.***
ECE-3 and ECE-4 families still must complete their Universal Preschool (UPK) Colorado application by Feb. 14, but will have until Feb. 21 to complete their SchoolChoice application. Learn more about the UPK application here.
DPS believes all families should have equitable access to the schools they feel are the best fit for their students, regardless of their background or where they live in Denver. That’s what SchoolChoice is all about.
Any DPS student who wants to attend a school other than their automatically assigned neighborhood school can take part in SchoolChoice. SchoolChoice is as easy as Find, Apply, Register!
The State of Colorado’s new Universal Preschool (UPK) has brought about some changes with the DPS SchoolChoice process for ECE-3 and ECE-4. **Incoming ECE-3s and ECE-4s, as well as current ECE-3s continuing to ECE-4 next school year will need to complete a UPK application in addition to the SchoolChoice application.
For more information, please read the letter to families from The DPS Department of Early Education. DPS has also created a website for families. Families with questions about the UPK program should check out the Universal Preschool (UPK) Colorado website.
You can always get the latest information on the SchoolChoice website. If you need additional help or have questions, start by contacting the SchoolChoice hotline at 720-423-3493, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or contacting the Valdez main office.