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School Interest Nights

Throughout the school year, schools in Jeffco hold meetings for parents and students to introduce them to their instructional programs and explain enrollment procedures. Most interest nights are held from October through February. If the school you are interested in is not listed here, please check the school's website.

Kindergarten registration and first round choice enrollment registration for the 2018-2019 school year will begin on January 8, 2018 and run through January 31, 2018. Students must be 5 years old on or before October 1, 2018 to be eligible for kindergarten.

Elementary Schools

Blue Heron Elementary School

What: Kindergarten Open House
When: January 24, 2018
Contact: Sandy Burch, 303-982-3568

Columbine Hills Elementary School

What: Kindergarten Information Night
When: December 14, 2017, 6 p.m. and January 11, 2018, 6 p.m.
Contact: Christa Wilson, 303-982-5540

Fairmount Elementary School

What: Incoming Kindergarten Parents Information Meeting
When: December 8, 2017 from 10-11 a.m.
Contact: Sue Bobroske, 303-982-5422

Glennon Heights Elementary School

What: Learn about the school's all-day, tuition-free kindergarten
When: December 12, 2017 from 6-7 p.m.
Contact: Michelle Pannullo, 303-982-8240

Governor's Ranch Elementary School

What: Kindergarten Parent Information Night
When: December 18, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Contact: Lesa Higgins, 303-982-7211

Hackberry Hill Elementary School

What: Kindergarten Interest Night
When: January 23, 2018 from 6:30-8 p.m.
Contact: Monica Bowser, 303-982-0259

Hutchinson Elementary School

What: Kindergarten Information Night. Learn about the program, meeting the teachers, ask questions, and tour the Makerspace.
When: December 13, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Contact: Jaya Marienau, 303-982-7407

Kyffin Elementary School

What: Kindergarten Information Tours
When: November 15, 2017 from 8:30-10 a.m. and 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Contact: Lynn Christensen, 303-982-5760

Meiklejohn Elementary School

What: Interest Night
When: December 14, 2017 from 6-6:45 p.m.
Contact: Main office, 303-982-5695

Mitchell Elementary School

What: Kindergarten Information Night
When: December 5, 2017 from 6-7 p.m.
Contact: Barb Ryan or Debbie Yergert, 303-982-5875

Mount Carbon Elementary School

What: Kindergarten Information Night
When: December 13, 2017 from 6-7 p.m.
Contact: Karri Burkhart, 303-982-7904

Normandy Elementary School

What: Kindergarten Information Night
When: November 28, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Contact: Peggy Windle, 303-982-4766

Parmalee Elementary School

What: Tours offered on Thursdays by appointment
When: Thursdays
Contact: Jodi Rueschoff, 303-982-8014

Patterson International Elementary School

What: Kindergarten Information Night
When: December 13, 2017 from 5-6 p.m.
Contact: Karen Loar, 303-982-7054

Peiffer Elementary School

What: Kindergarten Information Night
When: December 14, 2017, 6 p.m.
Contact: Main office, 303-982-4800

Ralston Elementary School

What: Kindergarten Open House
When: November 8, 2017 from 6-7 p.m.
Contact: Karen Napoli, 303-982-4386

What: Kindergarten Cocoa (potential kindergarten students visit classrooms, meet teachers, and enjoy cocoa)
When: December 7, 2017 from 8:30-9 a.m.
Contact: Karen Napoli, 303-982-4386

Red Rocks Elementary School

What: Kindergarten and Choice Enrollment Meeting
When: December 7, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.; January 11, 2018 at 6 p.m.
Contact: Kathleen Hanvey, 303-982-8063

Rooney Ranch Elementary School

What: Incoming Kindergarten Students Parent Presentation. Parents will have an opportunity to tour the kindergarten classrooms and the school.
When: December 7, 2017 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Contact: Debra Gonzales, 303-982-9620

Shaffer Elementary School

What: Showcase of the "Leader in Me" school
When: December 6, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Contact: Amy Hives, 303-982-3901

Shelton Elementary School

What: Class of 2031 Kindergarten Open House. Meet the kindergarten teachers, the principal and other staff members. The presentation will include a brief introduction, time for Q&A, and school and classroom tours
When: November 16, 2017 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Contact: 303-982-5686

Sierra Elementary School

What: Information nights (Nov. 29 is kindergarten; Dec. 5 is grades 1-3; Dec. 7 is grades 4-5)
When: November 29, 2017 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.; December 5, 2017 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.; December 7 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. 
Contact: Nicole Christen, 303-982-0781

Stevens Elementary School

What: Preschool/kindergarten information night
When: December 15, 2017 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Contact: Alex Merkins, 303-982-2120

Swanson Elementary School

What: Learn about the unique and innovative approach to learning taking place at Swanson. Schedule a tour during the day or come to the evening information meeting.
When: November 9, 2017 tours all day; 6-7 p.m. information meeting
Contact: Zenaida Ramirez or Tammy Burkhart, 303-982-0891

Thomson Elementary School

What: Information nights for potential new families
When: NEW DATE January 18, 2018 from 6-7 p.m. 
Contact: Susan DuBe, 303-982-9935

Warder Elementary School

What: Information night about preschool and kindergarten options
When: November 16, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. 
Contact: 303-982-0950

Weber Elementary School

What: Learn about kindergarten opportunities for your student. Weber is a neighborhood school that provides strong academic programs as well as before- and after-school enrichment.
When: November 14, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. 
Contact: Erin O'Toole, 303-982-1018

West Woods Elementary School

What: Learn about kindergarten at West Woods including half- and full-day programs, meet the teachers, and tour the school.
When: November 8, 2017 from 6-7 p.m. 
Contact: Carol Gustafson, 303-982-5649


Middle Schools

Bell Middle School

What: Future Bobcat Nights: Come see all that Bell offers! The event will include Q&A panels with parents and students, classrooms open with student projects, and the ability to have your questions answered.
When: November 16, 2017 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.; December 6, 2017 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Contact: Kathy Hays, 303-982-6128

Bradford K-8 North

What: Middle School Information Night
When: November 30, 2017 at 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Contact: 303-982-4882

Carmody Middle School

What: 5th and 6th Grade Information Night
When: November 2, 2017 at 6 p.m.; January 18, 2018 at 6 p.m.
Contact: Melanie Heesacker, 303-982-8930

Creighton Middle School

What: 6th Grade Extravaganza Night
When: January 18, 2018 from 5:30-7 p.m.
Contact: 303-982-6282

Deer Creek Middle School

What: Information Night includes an opportunity to learn more about curriculum, courses, opportunities, and student life. Students and parents will be able to talk to current students and staff to learn about the middle school experience.
When: December 7, 2017 from 5:30-8 p.m.
Contact: Karen Haman, 303-982-3820

Dunstan Middle School

What: Open House Nights. January 11 is for incoming 6th graders and their families. November 8 is for 5th graders and families. (If you can't make the night for your student's grade level, you are welcome either night.)
When: November 8, 2017 from 6-7:30 p.m.; January 11, 2018 from 6-7:30 p.m.
Contact: LaVon Whipple, 303-982-9213

Everitt Middle School

What: Middle School Magic for incoming 6th and 7th grade students
When: December 7, 2017 from 5:45-7 p.m.
Contact: 303-982-1580

Falcon Bluffs Middle School

What: Future Falcon Night
When: December 6, 2017 from 6-8 p.m.
Contact: 303-982-9900

Ken Caryl Middle School

What: Spartan Interest Night
When: November 16, 2017 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Contact: Sarah Gagnon, 303-982-4701

What: GT Shadow Days for Incoming Students
When: December 5, 2017 from 7-11 a.m. (Coronado incoming 6th graders); December 8, 2017 from 7-11 a.m. (Westridge incoming 7th graders); January 23, 2018 from 7-11 a.m. (incoming 6th and 7th graders from other schools)

What: GT Parent Informational Meeting (for parents of Coronado incoming 6th grade students)
When: December 5, 2017 from 7:30-8:30 a.m.

What: Open House
When: May 3, 2018 from 3-6 p.m.
Contact: Sarah Gagnon, 303-982-4701

Mandalay Middle School

What: 6th Grade Parent Night
When: January 11, 2018 from 6-8 p.m.
Contact: 303-982-9802

North Arvada Middle School

What: Open House for incoming 5th and 6th grade families
When: December 6, 2017 from 5-6:30 p.m.
Contact: 303-982-0528

What: North Arvada Showcase Night
When: January 24, 2018 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Contact: 303-982-0528

Oberon Middle School

What: Parent Nights
When: December 12, 2017 at 6 p.m. (for 7th graders); January 16, 2018 at 6 p.m. (for 6th graders)
Contact: 303982-2020

What: Parent School Visits
When: January 8, 2018 from 12:30-2:30 p.m.; January 10, 2018 from 8-10 a.m.; January 12, 2018 from 8-10 a.m.
Contact: Please contact the school to sign up ahead of time.

Summit Ridge Middle School

What: Information Night/Academic Showcase including student performances, academic presentations, Q&A with a student/parent/principal panel, school tours, information about MSSP/clubs and community partners.
When: November 14, 2017 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.; January 17, 2018 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Contact: Jennifer Beach, 303-982-4313

Three Creeks K-8

What: Middle School Information Night
When: January 10, 2018 at 7 p.m.
Contact: Andrea Dettke, 303-982-5924

Wayne Carle Middle School

What: Interest nights for current 5th and 6th graders and their families. Includes a staff presentation and an open house with tours. Visit the Wayne Carle website for more.
When: For current 6th graders: November 28, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.; For current 5th graders: November 30, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Contact: Wayne Carle website

High Schools

Arvada West High School

What: Meet the administrative team, counselors, and teachers; hear a brief overview of programs, academic courses, and electives; learn about activities and athletics. Building tours also available.
When: November 14, 2017 from 6-7:30 p.m.
Contact: 303-982-1303

Bear Creek High School

What: 8th Grade Parent Night: Activities/Athletics Showcase
When: December 7, 2017 from 6-8 p.m.
Contact: Rose Schmidt, 303-982-8727

Chatfield High School

What: Interest meeting in the gym followed by a walking tour to interact with teachers, clubs, and athletics.
When: January 9, 2018 from 6:30-9 p.m.
Contact: Jeff Stephens, 303-982-3663

Columbine High School

What: Columbine High School Showcase designed to give prospective students a variety of experiences that exemplify the academic, extra-curricular, and social opportunities available. Includes student performances, Q&A sessions, school tours, and breakout sessions.
When: January 9, 2018 from 6:30-9 p.m.
Contact: Eric Stout, 303-982-3626

Conifer High School

What: Curriculum Showcase for incoming 9th graders and students choosing to choice enroll at Conifer. Includes interest tables for clubs and activities, athletic team information, and information about academic opportunities with representatives from each department. Also, two breakout sessions from 6:30-7:30: 8th grade registration and choice enrollment information.
When: January 18, 2018 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Contact: Pete Wambeke, 303-982-5249

Dakota Ridge High School

What: IB Diploma Program Informational Nights. IB teachers, students, and parents will share viewpoints and information regarding the IB Program at DRHS. DRHS IB admittance protocol will be explained and applications distributed

When: November 15, 2017 or January 18, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
Contact: Holly Davis, 303-982-8956
More info about the IB Informational Nights 

What: Dakota Ridge Information Night. Visit and network with staff regarding the exemplary academic and elective programming at DRHS. Learn about the multiple academic pathways and options for study, as well as activities and club opportunities available.
When: January 11, 2018 from 6-8 p.m.
More info about Dakota Ridge Information Night

Learn about Dakota Ridge Shadow Days

Green Mountain High School

What: Green Mountain High School Showcase Event. Visit with staff, students, and RAM parents to learn about the multiple academic and student activities available.
When: January 24, 2018 from 6-8 p.m.
Contact: Paula Maupin, 303-982-9479

What: Green Mountain High School Student Shadowing. Parents may choose to have their young adult visit our school by shadowing a student for a full day. Set up an appointment by contacting the registrar (contact info below).
When: January 23, 2018; January 26, 2018; January 30, 2018; February 2, 2018
Contact: Paula Maupin, 303-982-9479

Lakewood High School

What: 8th Grade Open House showcasing academics, sports, clubs, and activities. 
When: November 14, 2017 from 6-7:30 p.m.; February 6, 2018 from 6-7:30 p.m.
Contact: Mackenzie Nickum, 303-982-7081

What: IB Information Night
When: October 16, 2017 from 6:30-8 p.m.; October 17, 2017 from 6:30-8 p.m. (in the auditorium)
Contact: 303-982-7096

Pomona High School

What: Pomona Showcase: Meet teachers and coaches and discover more about all Pomona has to offer.
When: November 6, 2017 from 6-8 p.m.
Contact: Jeanne Mayer, 303-982-0710

Ralston Valley High School

What: Preview RV Night.
When: December 4, 2017 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Contact: Mark Litzau/Sue Halgren, 303-982-5600

Standley Lake High School

What: See the school, learn about its academic pathways (including IB, AP, STEM, auto shop, ProStart, Fine/Performing Arts, concurrent college enrollment), and discover the activity/athletic offerings at SLHS.
When: November 16, 2017 from 5:45-8:15 p.m.
Contact: 303-982-3311

Wheat Ridge High School

What: Interest night for all students interested in attending WRHS for the 2018-2019 school year. Choice enrollment information covered.
When: November 8, 2017 - GT information from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the library; general information from 6:30-8 p.m. in the auditorium
Contact: Teri Shriner, 303-982-7679

Option Schools

Brady High School

What: Information meetings. Prior to applying to Brady, students and parents are required to attend an information meeting. If you have an IEP or 504 plan, please bring a copy of that, along with your most current transcript, with you. No RSVP necessary.
When: November 27, 2017 at 6 p.m.; December 4, 2017 at 6 p.m.
Contact: 303-982-6722

Dennison Elementary School

What: Information meetings and classroom observations for families interested in applying.
When: October 10, 2017 from 9-10:30 a.m.; November 14, 2017 from 9-10:30 a.m.; January 9, 2018 from 7-8 p.m. with observations on January 10 at 9:30 a.m.
Contact: 303-982-6382

D'Evelyn Jr./Sr. High School

What: Parent informational meeting. Attendance at one meeting is required to get in the lottery.
When: November 9, 2017 at 7 p.m.; January 23, 2018 at 7 p.m.
Contact: 303-982-2600

Jeffco Open School

What: Information Meetings
When: October 24, 2017 at 6 p.m.; December 5, 2017 at 6 p.m.; January 30, 2018 at 6 p.m.; February 20, 2018 at 6 p.m. (grades 6-12); March 20, 2018 at 6 p.m. (grades 6-12)
Contact: Gayle Diaz, 303-982-7045

The Manning School

What: Information Nights
When: November 29, 2017 from 6-7:30 p.m.; December 13, 2017 from 6-7:30 p.m.
Contact: Jeena Williams, 303-982-6288

What: School Tours
When: Each Tuesday and Thursday at 2:15 p.m. until Winter break (November 28, November 30, December 5, December 7, December 12, December 14, December 19)
Contact: No need to sign up. Check in at the main office.

Warren Tech Central and Warren Tech North

What: Open House. Come learn more about what Warren Tech has to offer.
When: January 24, 2018 from 5-8 p.m.
Contact: Kara Urland, 303-982-8600

Charter Schools

Collegiate Academy of Colorado

What: All school choice enrollment open house
When: November 7, 2017 from 6-8 p.m.; December 6, 2017 from 6-8 p.m.; January 11, 2018 from 6-8 p.m.
Contact: Rosalyn Vette, 303-972-7433 ext. 266

Excel Academy

What: Prospective parent meetings, geared to help interested parents learn all about Excel Academy's academics, sports, after-school bonus learning programs and answer the many questions parents have when looking at a school for their children.
K - 8 Informational meetings: December 12, 2017 at 11 a.m.; January 18, 2018 at 6 p.m.; February 6 at 11 a.m.
Middle school informational meeting: January 9, 2018 at 5 p.m.
Tuesday school tours: every Tuesday at 9 a.m.
Contact: Julie Smith, 303-467-2295 ext. 100

Free Horizon Montessori

What: Future Free Horizon Fox Nights: Come experience Free Horizon Montessori's unique programs for Preschool-8th Grade. Visit classrooms, meeting teachers and administrators, talk with current students, hear from alumni, and more.
When: November 15, 2017 from 6-8 p.m.; January 17, 2018 from 6-8 p.m.
Contact: Jill Fricker, 303-231-9801 ext. 253

Jefferson Academy Elementary

What: Open house for interested, new families.
When: November 1, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Contact: 303-438-1011

Jefferson Academy Secondary

What: Prospective Family Information Night. Learn more about the academic and athletic programs, resources, and classes offered. Speak with administration, teachers, and counselors. Get information about sports, clubs, and honor societies.
When: November 9, 2017 from 6-8:30 p.m.
Contact: Jessica Jone, 720-887-1992 ext. 2 

Lincoln Academy

What: Information meeting with the opportunity to tour the school and meet the teachers and administrative team. No RSVP required.
When: January 25, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
Contact: Suzanne Fries, 303-467-5363 ext. 7201

Montessori Peaks Academy

What: This is an evening event designed to show prospective parents what Montessori Peaks has to offer. Open house and tours of classrooms at each level, the gym, art room, and music room.
When: November 15, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Contact: Veronica Botcher, 303-972-2627

Two Roads Charter School

What: Prospective Parent Meeting. Learn about the full-time 1st-12th grade program, the 1st-12th grade homeschool program, the concurrent enrollment program, and the program for full-time gymnasts/athletes.
When: December 11, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Contact: Marianne Henning, 303-423-3377

Woodrow Wilson Academy

What: Learn about Woodrow Wilson Academy, a K-8 public charter school. The evening includes a presentation about core knowledge curriculum, specials/elective offerings, bully prevention program, and more. Kindergarten teachers will speak directly to kindergarten families. Tours of the school to follow the presentation.
When: December 5, 2017 from 5:15-6:45 p.m.
Contact: Chelsea Minshull, 303-431-3694

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