School Options and Choice

Applications are currently being accepted for the 2022-23 school year. 

  • Please note the order in which applications are received during the first consideration application period do not affect a student's acceptance. 
  • The first-consideration application period for new and renewal school choice applications closes at noon, Friday, Jan. 21. 
  • New and currently enrolled students who wish to enroll or return to their neighborhood school for the following school year do not need to submit a School Choice Application. Please contact the neighborhood school directly to enroll the student for the following school year.


Applications for the 2021-22 school year are no longer being accepted.

To change schools for the 2021-22 school year, please follow the school transfer request process available at the bottom of this page. 

PSD offers diverse schools and programs 

Neighborhood schools offer a rigorous standards-driven curriculum, and gifted, enrichment, and accelerated options. Other schools may have a specific curriculum or focus like International Baccalaureate, Core Knowledge, hands-on learning, dual-language immersion and online learning (see the left-hand menu for more information about options). 


School Choice

PSD's School Choice program allows families to select the school that best meets their child's educational needs based on space availability and eligibility requirements. A school choice application is required to attend a school that is not a student’s neighborhood school or to attend a choice only school.


Deadlines 

 

School Choice Website & Application

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School Choice reminders

Applications for the 2021-22 school year are no longer being accepted. 

Applications are currently being accepted for the 2022-23 school year.

  • Submitted applications will receive a confirmation email from noreply@psdschools.org. If you do not receive a confirmation email, it means you did not properly submit your student’s application. To finalize the submission process, please access your account in Smart Choice™.
  • New and currently enrolled students who wish to enroll or return to their neighborhood school for the following school year do not need to submit a School Choice Application. Please contact the neighborhood school directly to enroll the student for the following school year.
  • Students who intend to remain at their current school choice school for the 2022-23 school year do not need to reapply.


Parents who have students on a school’s 2021-22 wait list:

For a student to remain on a school’s wait list for School Choice for the 2022-23 school year, the current 2021-22 School Choice application must be renewed by the first consideration period deadline, which is noon, Friday, Jan. 21.

  • Applicants do NOT automatically roll over to the 2022-23 wait list.
  • Failure to renew a student’s current 2021-22 School Choice application for the 2022-23 school year will result in the student being removed from that school’s 2022-23 wait list.

Parents need to access their account in Smart Choice™ and refer to the dashboard for instructions regarding how to renew their student’s School Choice application.

 

Virtual education options for 2021-22

  • New 100% virtual learning option in 2021-22: Poudre Global Academy Virtual (K-12) 

  • Those interested in a fully virtual model for the 2021-22 school year have the option to submit a School Transfer Request for the Poudre Global Academy Virtual (PGAV). For more PGAV information, visit PGAV's website.>> 

  • Those interested in a fully virtual model for the 2022-23 school year have the option to submit a School Choice Application for the Poudre Global Academy Virtual (PGAV). For more information about this option, visit PGAV's website.>> 

 

Communication with schools

With the School Choice system, all communication is through email. Parents are responsible for monitoring their applications by checking email and on their account dashboard regarding acceptance of seats or requests to be on a school's wait list.
 

School transfers

Once a school year begins, open enrollment (school choice) for that school year is over. Applying to attend another school is considered a transfer and must be approved by either the Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Schools or Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Schools.

You may begin the school transfer process by completing the School Transfer Request, (also available in Spanish - School Transfer Request).  

Contact Information

Questions regarding school choice process or policy:

  • Review district policy JFBA
  • Email choice@psdschools.org 
  • Elementary schools:  970.490.3302
  • Secondary schools: 970.490.3201


For questions regarding application status, please contact the choice school directly.