Virtual Group Sessions

Group Information Session Objectives

  1. Teach parents how to successfully navigate the Denver public and private school Preschool, Kindergarten and Elementary School process

  2. Get parents excited about their assigned boundary school/Enrollment Zone schools and options available

  3. Connect you with valuable public and private school resources

  4. Educate parents about school choice odds, admission priority groups, and proximity zones

  5. Prepare parents to tour schools and speak with teachers and principals (virtually or in-person)

  6. Demystify the DPS Round 1 and 2 Choice processes

2021 Group information Sessions: Virtual, 9am-1pm MT

Denver Public Schools Classes 
(includes all DPS Preschools, Elementary Schools & Enrollment Zones)

  • Saturday, 08/21/21

  • Saturday, 10/09/21

  • Saturday, 01/29/22

DPS Central Park Enrollment Zone-specific Classes
(Deep dive into the six CPEZ Elementary Schools)

  • Saturday, 07/24/21

  • Saturday, 09/18/21

  • Saturday, 11/13/21

Preschool Graduation Ceremony

DPS Group Information Session Agenda

  • Denver Public Schools (DPS) Overview

  • DPS Choice Process for ECE3-12th: Round 1, Round 2, and Wait Lists

  • Gifted & Talented (GT) & GT Magnet Eligible/Highly Gifted (HGT)

  • DPS School Finder

  • DPS School Boundaries
    Public Schools: Traditional, Charter Public, Innovation, and Lottery;  Special Focus: Arts, Expeditionary, Dual Language (French, Mandarin, Spanish), International, IB, Montessori, Science

  • When to Start Kindergarten

  • CDE & DPS School Performance Framework (SPF)

  • ECE Monthly Cost

  • Best Practices

  • Denver Preschool Program (DPP)

  • Before & After School Care

  • Transportation & Meals

  • Private Schools: Gifted/Creative, Montessori, Parochial/Religious, Waldorf, International/IB,
    Dual Language (French, Mandarin, Spanish), Micro, Progressive, Traditional, Independent, Diverse Learners

  • Calendar

  • Resources 

  • Q&A

Central Park Enrollment Zone additional agenda items

  • CPEZ Admission Priorities

  • CPEZ Proximity Zones

  • CPEZ Elementary School Deep Dive

  • CPEZ GT & HGT Support Options

  • CPEZ Virtual Touring Links

  • CPEZ Middle School Overview

  • CPEZ Bussing

  • CPEZ Before & After Care