School Choice in D60

  • The School Choice Wait List Window
    for the 2023-24 school year is open.

    Tuesday, February 14 - Tuesday, August 1

    Start Your School Choice Application
    Students with school selections on applications submitted on or after February 14 
    will be added to school wait lists for available seats starting in early March.
    Completed applications submitted on or before February 13 will be included in the lottery. 
    Notifications of lottery results will be sent by email or parent portal on or before March 3.

    Students who participate in the School Choice lottery and don't win a seat, or whose parents didn't apply during the lottery window, still have a good chance of winning a seat at a preferred school.  Most students on wait lists are offered a seat at a preferred school before the next school year begins.

    Last year, almost 90% of school choice students who were placed on wait lists were offered spots at their chosen school before the start of the new school year in August. Your child's chances at being offered a spot at their chosen school are still pretty high and depends on how many seats for the following year become available at the schools of interest.  School leaders begin reviewing their expected next-year enrollment numbers regularly, starting in mid- to late March, and if they have openings, they will contact the parents of students on their wait list.

    As with the lottery, students on wait lists are ranked by impartially assigned preference weights and then by random numbers. The wait list is not chronological, and does not operate on a first-come, first-served basis, but the sooner you apply, the more opportunity you will have to receive an offer from a school that you would prefer.

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    D60 provides a variety of educational opportunities to meet the learning needs of our students. We offer traditional neighborhood schoolsInternational Baccalaureate (IB) and STEM Magnet schoolsalternative and online schools, and many more specialty schools. While some schools may have specific focus areas, all of our schools teach the Colorado Academic Standards and offer comprehensive programs for students.

    NOTE: If you believe there's a compelling reason for your child to move to a different school during this school year, contact the D60 Student Registration office at 719-253-6014 to apply for transfer during the school year.

    What is school choice?

    For the past 25 years, parents in Colorado have had the option of enrolling their child in the public school of their choosing, granted that there is room for their child to enroll at a school they prefer.

    Need guidance or have questions? Contact the District 60 School Choice Help Line at 719-253-6014 or via email at


School Choice quick links

  • How school choice works
  • New enrollments to D60
  • Specialty Focus Schools in D60
  • Find your "neighborhood school"