How to Enroll

Jeffco Public Schools offers Choice Enrollment—any student in the county can attend any Jeffco School that has space available.

Select a School or Program

First you will need to select a school or educational program. Most students attend their assigned neighborhood school, but the district also offers charter and option schools, as well as home school support, online education and special programs.

Learn more about kindergarten and preschool programs.

Interest Nights

Many Jeffco schools host interest nights for prospective students and their families. Read more.

Enrollment and Registration Procedures

If you have selected a neighborhood school for your child, call that school for registration dates and times as soon possible. Neighborhood schools typically hold registration shortly before school begins in August.

Students new to the area can enroll at the school during the school year.

Some student enrollment/registration information can be submitted online via Jeffco Connect. Check with your school for access to the system.

Choice Enrollment

Families who wish to enroll their student in a school other than their assigned neighborhood school must complete a Choice Enrollment Application, available at schools or from the menu below, and submit it to their school of choice. Applications for First Round Choice Enrollment are accepted in January for the following school year. Students are accepted on a space available basis. Round one applications are prioritized through a lottery process. Waiting lists, which are prioritized, will be created if applicants exceed space available at the school. A separate application must be completed and submitted for each child. Open enrollment may affect athletic eligibility.

Choice enrolled students moving from elementary to middle school and middle to high school must submit a new Choice Enrollment Application.

If a student is not accepted at a school during the first round Choice Enrollment, the student will remain on the prioritized waitlist and be carried over to Second Round Choice Enrollment.

Check with individual schools regarding any required attendance at parent information nights or orientation.

For attendance during the school year beginning August 2017

-Choice Enrollment Round 1: January 9, 2017 – January 31, 2017
-Choice Enrollment Round 2: February 10, 2017 – August 31, 2017
-Kindergarten Registration: January 9, 2017 – January 31, 2017

Age Requirements

Students must be five years old by October 1 to enter kindergarten and six by October 1 to enter first grade.

See the kindergarten information for more details. See the preschool page for educational options for 3 and 4 year olds.

What to Bring for Enrollment and Registration

For each child enrolling, the following documents are required:

  • Birth certificate;
  • Immunization Record
    -Immunization Requirements - English
    -Immunization Requirements - En Español
  • Proof of residency (house contract, deed, lease agreement or bill mailed to the home);
  • Address, phone, and fax of last school attended, or copy of previous school records.

* Note that students experiencing homelessness and/or unaccompanied youth have the right to accommodations for immediate enrollment. Please refer to Community and Family Connections.

School Fees

The district supplies students with textbooks and instructional materials which are necessary for successful completion of approved courses of study. Students may be required to pay the cost of materials for projects when the items produced will be retained by the student. Find out about voluntary fees, see a fee schedule example and learn more.

Homeless and Unaccompanied Youth

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act defines homeless youth as students whose living situation is not fixed, regular, and adequate. Unaccompanied youth are defined as students fitting the definition of homelessness and not in the physical custody of a parent or guardian.

The Act requires school staff to eliminate barriers to academic and extracurricular activities. This includes immediate enrollment without proof of residency, immunizations, school records, or other documents. Additional accommodations and support are also available. Please refer to Community and Family Connections.

Special Education and Special Needs Students

The district offers services for children who need special assistance to meet their full learning potential. Read more.

District Policies Relating to Enrollment

Assignment of New Students to Classes and Grade Levels - Policy JGA

Choice Enrollment - Policy JFBA

Contact Information

Specific questions about enrolling in a school can generally be answered by calling that school's administrative office. Visit the School Profile section for contact information for each school. We also invite you to visit a Jeffco school to get a personal look at our quality educational programs. Contact the school to arrange for a visit.