School Choice & Enrollment

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. In some parts of Denver, DPS uses shared boundary enrollment zones. An enrollment zone is a geographic area in which students are guaranteed a seat at one of several schools, rather than one particular school. Click here for more information on DPS enrollment zones. 

Whittier ECE-8 is in an Enrollment Zone.

All incoming preschool students, and incoming kindergarten students who reside in an enrollment zone, must complete an application. If your student is in kindergarten through 11th grade and is staying at his or her current school for the following school year, you do not have to fill out a SchoolChoice application. 

School Choice Round 1 for 2021-22 is open now through February 16, 2021

Whittier is enrolling for 3 and 4 year old preschoolers and is excepting applications for all grades K-8.

School Choice Round 2: Ends April 2021

To submit your Round 2 application, sign in to your SchoolChoice account and apply to the school or schools in which you are interested. If you don’t have an account, you can create one using your email address or a current Parent Portal log-in.

Round 2 begins every year after families are notified of their Round 1 school placement, and ends in late August. Round 2 is the first-come, first-served segment of SchoolChoice for families who missed Round 1; took part in Round 1 but want to re-explore their options; or are new to DPS for next school year. Round 2 applications are available following Round 1 notifications by accessing your SchoolChoice account. Read below for more information. 

Need more assistance? Contact the Office of Choice and Enrollment: call 720-423-3493 Email  Visit