Under No Child Left Behind, the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) and Jeffco Public Schools are required to ensure that all schools meet state reading and math academic proficiency targets. CDE and the district are required to intervene in schools that persistently do not meet these targets. These interventions are identified as "Priority Improvement" and "Turnaround."
Students who attend a Title I-funded school that is identified for Priority Improvement or Turnaround must be given the option of public school choice. This allows all students attending that school the option to transfer to another public school not in Priority Improvement or Turnaround.
The option of school choice must be made available to all students enrolled in Priority Improvement and Turnaround schools, until the school comes off Priority Improvement and Turnaround. Students who exercise their right to attend another school must be given the option to continue to attend that school until they complete the highest grade of that school, even if the original school is no longer in Priority Improvement and Turnaround.
Districts must provide transportation for students who transferred from a school on Priority Improvement or Turnaround. The list below identifies which schools children may opt to attend.
List of Schools of Choice: 2013-2014 School Year
(Click on a school name to view that school's profile and contact information.)
|Schools on Priority Improvement||School of Choice Option|
|Stevens PK-4||• Pennington Elementary
• Wilmore Davis Elementary
|Wheat Ridge 5-8||• Pennington Elementary
• Wilmore-Davis Elementary
• Everitt Middle
• North Arvada Middle
|Jefferson High School||• Arvada High School
• Wheat Ridge High School
Number of Students Who Participated in School Choice:
|School Year||Number of Eligible Students||Number Using School Option|
The deadline to submit a School Choice application for the 2013-2014 school year was:
February 19, 2013 - Wheat Ridge 5-8
February 21, 2013 - Stevens PK-4
February 25, 2013 - Jefferson HS