Future Nighthawks

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. 

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Prospective Student Interest Form

If you’re interested in learning more about Northfield High School for enrollment in Fall 2024, please complete the Prospective Student Interest Form. Questions? Email Northfield Communications Specialist, April Slater.

School Choice

Denver Public Schools (DPS) SchoolChoice windows for 2024-25 school year have yet to be announced. 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 School Choice website, SchoolChoice, 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. Please contact Northfield at 720-423-8000, for more information.

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)
  2. District resident students who are currently attending the school
  3. District resident students with a currently-attending sibling
  4. Children of full-time employees at the school
  5. Students residing in the Far Northeast enrollment zone (9th grade applicants for East, George Washington, and Northfield high schools only)
  6. District resident students currently impacted by school closure decisions
  7. All other District resident students
  8. Non-District resident students who are currently attending the school OR have a currently-attending sibling
  9. 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. The best way to see if your student is in the Northfield boundary is to put your address in the DPS SchoolFinder. 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.

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.