School choice and registration for 2024-25 school year

In Poudre School District, all schools offer strong academic and social opportunities for students. At our neighborhood schools, your child will live near and go to class with their classmates, building a tightknit community together over time.  

If your family is looking for a specific program or curriculum to best meet your child’s educational needs that isn’t available at your neighborhood school, however, PSD’s K-12 school choice program might be for you. 

K-12 School Choice Process for 2024-25 School Year  

  • Many schools host informational sessions and open houses. Please contact the school or schools you are interested in applying to for details about their events.
  • Submitting a school choice application does not guarantee enrollment at any school applied for; acceptance is based on eligibility requirements and space availability.
  • First-round applications are not considered on a first-come-first-served basis; they are processed in a lottery to determine order within the application’s priority ranking. Please review the School Choice policy and priority rankings. 
  • Seat offers and waitlist notifications for first-round applicants are scheduled to be sent the second week in January 2024. Those offered a seat must respond to the offer within five business days, or the offer will be marked as declined. 

A second-round school choice window is anticipated to open in late January 2024.  

  • Unlike the first-round, second-round applications are based on priority ranking and the date and time of when the application was submitted.   
  • Students are placed on the waitlist after any first-round applicants within the applicable priority ranking.   

Students who intend to remain at their current school choice school for the following year do not need to re-apply.  

Students placed on a school’s waitlist for 2023-24 and did not receive a seat offer must reapply for 2024-25 if they would still like to be considered to attend that school. 

More information is available on the PSD School Choice Process web page.>> 


Registration in PSD

  • Online registration for all grades K-12 (for the 2024-25 school year will begin Monday, Nov. 27. To learn more about online registration and enrolling new or returning students, visit the PSD Online Registration web page.  
  • Kindergarten registration: Online registration process for the 2024-25 school year is anticipated to be open beginning Monday, Nov. 27, for parents/legal guardians to register their incoming kindergartner.
  • In-person kindergarten registration is also available for families at neighborhood elementary schools Wednesday, Dec. 6. Contact your student’s neighborhood school for school hours.
  • Parents/legal guardians must register students entering kindergarten at their designated neighborhood school, even if an application is pending for choice/open enrollment. Please refer to District Policy JEB for age requirements for kindergarten in PSD. 
  • Registering at the designated neighborhood school does not impact a pending school choice application or potential seat offers from a choice school or program. 
  • Parents/legal guardians of incoming kindergartners should complete online or in-person registration by Wednesday, Dec. 6, to allow schools to determine their classroom sizes, staffing needs and the number of school choice seats they can offer.