School Choice

School Choice for the 2021-22 school year opens on January 15 and runs until February 14, at 4pm. 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 at DPS school are encouraged to look for open spots in other schools at this time. 

If you have recently moved to the Northfield boundary (see boundary information below), however, your student may be eligible to enroll for this academic year. Please contact our office at 720-423-8000 for information.


Registration: Registration for the 2021-22 will take place after School Choice has concluded. Families who have been accepted will receive information about registering. 

To complete registration you will need proof of address, birth verification, and immunization records uploaded onto your student’s application. Students new to DPS and students who have recently moved into the neighborhood will need to complete the Residency Verification Form

If you have any questions, we kindly request that you reach out to us via email or phone (720-423-8000) and not come to campus, as we are trying to manage the flow of traffic to keep our staff safe. Students and families are allowed on campus by appointment only at this time. You can reach our registrar, Candace Eckels, at candace_eckels@dpsk12.org or our office manager, Darlene Rosas, at darlene_rosas@dpsk12.org as needed. We will be posting more detailed information on our website (northfield.dpsk12.org) about the procedures for this. Many questions can be answered on our website – please take a look if you haven’t already!

Residency Verification

All families that are new to Denver Public Schools or who have recently moved into the Northfield boundary MUST submit a Residency Verification Form, which must be notarized. Three forms of proof of residency are required. Please complete and bring to registration. New DPS students and recently moved students who have not completed the form cannot be enrolled. For details and to download the form, please click the following link: Residency Verification Form.

Enrollment Priority

The following information will be 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 Stapleton 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 here. In addition, the school will ensure 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