Future Nighthawks

Class of 2028 Ninth Grade Academy

Class of 2028 students who will attend Northfield High School in the fall, are invited to sign up to attend the school’s annual Ninth Grade Academy (NGA), Aug. 5-8, 8 a.m.- 12 p.m. 

NGA is a four day experience prior to the start of the school year for freshmen to meet their peers and Northfield staff, discuss necessary information about high school, and get a feel for things before school starts. Activities include: 

Why should my student attend NGA? 

Studies show students who participate improve their academic performance, have a stronger attachment to their high school and their peer groups, and are more likely to graduate from high school. Along with this, students will also earn 2.5 elective credits for completing NGA and receive some NHS swag. 

How do I sign up my student for NGA? 

We are thrilled to have many students already registered for Ninth Grade Academy at Northfield! If you have already registered, you do not need to resubmit a registration form. However, if you have not yet registered, you can sign up here: https://tinyurl.com/NorthfieldNGA24

I have so many questions about NGA. Who should I contact?

Review the Ninth Grade Academy FAQ document to answer the most frequent questions we receive. Please review this document prior to reaching out to Northfield Teacher and NGA Site Director, Treyce Glidden. Her contact information is provided on the FAQ document. 

We look forward to seeing you at Northfield High School’s Ninth Grade Academy!

About Northfield High School

The Northeast Denver community has many outstanding secondary education choices to chose from. At Northfield, students in grade 9-12, enjoy a rich and challenging academic program, empowering them to discover their own strengths and pursue areas of personal interest. We are honored to be among your list of schools for future consideration and invite you to continue exploring our website, including academic programmingathletic opportunities and exciting student happenings. On the path to graduation, Northfield students are required to accumulate 24 units of specified study, along with other qualifications, and 30 hours of community service. As freshmen, all students are placed into Math 1, the DPS district default math class for high school freshmen. Any student who wishes to be placed into a higher math class is required to take and pass a Northfield course placement assessment, as well as meet the criteria for such placement. All incoming Northfield Freshmen, who are non-native speakers, are placed into a World Language 1 course. Any student who wishes to be placed into a higher level class is required to take and pass a Northfield course placement assessment, as well as meet the criteria for such placement. Placement is consistent with the length of time and success of a student’s middle school world language experience. 

What current Nighthawks love about Northfield High School!


Round 2 for the Denver Public Schools (DPS) 2024-25 SchoolChoice window begins in late March and is open to 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.

To participate in SchoolChoice, families submit one SchoolChoice application per student, on which they rank their top schools in order of preference, up to a limit of 12. DPS then uses a computer algorithm that matches students to schools based on those preferences, as well as school admission priorities and available space. Please visit the DPS SchoolChoice website to understand your enrollment options. The Office of Choice and Enrollment Services can also be reached at 720-423-3493. Students who do not reside in Denver or currently attend a DPS school are encouraged to look for open spots in other schools at this time. 

If you have recently moved within the Northfield boundary (see boundary information below), your student may be eligible to enroll for this academic school year. For Northfield-specific questions, you can submit your question at any time via the Northfield questions form, or call the Main Office at 720-423-8000, Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Otherwise, all other questions, including those related to waitlist, sibling preference, etc. should be directed to the DPS Choice Office

Enrollment Priority

The following information is used to prioritize applicants for boundary schools during the Round One SchoolChoice student assignment process, as approved by the DPS Board of Education.

Applicants for grades 9-12 are prioritized in the following way:

  1. Students who reside in the school boundary (guaranteed in Round 1 only)
  2. District resident students who are currently attending the school
  3. District resident students with a currently-attending sibling at the school
  4. Children of employees of the school (recipients of this priority cannot work at multiple schools)
  5. Students residing in the Far Northeast enrollment zone
  6. Students who reside in a geographic area within the Greater Park Hill Central Park Middle School Zone that has a high concentration of students eligible for free and reduced price lunch
  7. District resident students who reside in a geographic area with a high concentration of students eligible for free and reduced price lunch
  8. District resident students currently impacted by school closures decisions
  9. All other non-District resident students
  10. Non-District resident students who are currently attending the school OR have a currently-attending sibling
  11. Non-District resident students currently impacted by school closure decisions
  12. All other non-District resident students


On June 12, 2014, the Board of Education approved the Northfield High School boundary. The approved boundary includes the Central Park elementary school boundary and East Park Hill. All students who live within this boundary are guaranteed admission to the school, should they want a seat. To view the boundary, please see the resolution / map. In addition, the school ensures that at least 35% of seats are available for students living outside the boundary in the Far Northeast Area of Denver. Read the DPS Strategic Regional Analysis to learn more.

Boundary students are required to submit three forms of identification indicating their address within the defined boundary. The Residency Verification Form is available to download and complete prior to registration.