School Options and Choice

PSD offers academic excellence through 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. Please review our website for more information about school choice.

Applications for the 2018-19 school year are closed

Now accepting applications for the 2019-20 school year.

Please note: Poudre School District is in the process of changing school schedules for the 2019-20 school year. These changes may impact school are you considering as part of your school choice application. Proposed bell schedules for all schools are available in this pdf document.


Deadlines, school notifications about school choice applications, and when families need to respond to schools about their decision are included in the timelines below:


School Choice Website & Application

(The School Choice website works best in Firefox, Chrome or Safari)


School Choice Reminders

The First Consideration Period Deadline for new and renewal applications for School Choice is now closed. The Second Consideration Application Period information will be posted soon.

  • Submitted applications will receive a confirmation email from If you did 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™.
  • Students who intend to remain at their current school choice school for the 2019-20 school year do not need to reapply.

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

Elementary schools:  970.490.3302
Secondary schools: 970.490.3201