School Choice

The Round 1 SchoolChoice window for 2023-24 is 10 a.m. Jan. 13 through 4 p.m. Feb. 14, 2023. 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.

Current Enrollment Snapshot