School Options and Choice

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. Please review our website for more information about school choice.


The First Consideration Application Period is now closed.

The Second Consideration Application Period for the 2019-20 school year will be available beginning at 8 a.m. (Mountain Time), Monday, Feb. 11.

  • The Second Consideration Application Period is available for families who missed applying during the First Consideration Application Period. 

  • The order in which applications are received during the Second Consideration Period are based on priority ranking and date and time when the application was submitted.

 

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


Deadlines 

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

  • Submitted applications will receive a confirmation email from noreply@psdschools.org. 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