School Options and Choice

Please note there is updated information for 2023-24 school choice applications.
 

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.

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). 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.


School Choice applications for the 2023-24 school year

Please note the updated school choice application period and lottery:

  • The first-round application period opened Nov. 1 and will close at 11:59 p.m., Thursday, Dec.15.
  • The first-round lottery will occur and seat offers will be made shortly after winter break, in January 2023.
  • The second-round application period opening date will be posted here once determined.
     


PSD School Choice Process 

Please visit the School Choice Process web page for more information and how to submit an application.

 

Online education option

For more information about this option, visit the Online Education web page.>> 
 

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 or secondary schools.

Those who would like their student to transfer should submit a School Transfer Request form (Español - School Transfer Request form).

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.