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Participation in School Choice

If you’d like your student to attend an Academy District 20 (ASD20) school which is different than the one assigned to your student's address, or if your student lives outside of district boundaries, you will need to apply for School Choice.

When do I Fill Out a School Choice Application?

In-District Students

  • If you'd like your student to attend a school which is different than the one assigned to your address, you'll need to apply for School Choice.

  • If you're already attending one of our schools via School Choice, that strand of schools becomes your path through our district. If you want to move to a school outside of this path of schools, even if it's back to your neighborhood school, you'll need to re-apply.

Out-of-District Students

  • If your student wants to attend an Academy District 20 school, but lives outside our boundaries, you'll need to apply for School Choice.

  • If your out-of-district student is already attending an Academy District 20 school via School Choice, but is transitioning from elementary to middle school (5th to 6th grade), or from middle to high school (8th to 9th grade), you'll need to re-apply.

Non-participating Schools

While most Academy District 20 schools accept School Choice applications, there are a few exceptions. The schools below do not participate in School Choice:

  • Aspen Valley Campus

  • Home School Academy

  • Village High School

  • Village Middle School

  • The Classical Academy

  • New Summit Charter Academy

  • Preschool

School Capacity

Some of our schools may be at or near their student capacity. It is important that you select a second choice school during the application process in case your first choice school is unavailable.

Application Acceptance & Considerations

School Choice applies to students, kindergarten through 12th grade, wishing to attend a school other than their neighborhood school. Students are accepted based on space availability and in the following priority order:

  1. In-district families with siblings already attending the school selected

  2. In-district families with no siblings attending the school selected

  3. Out-of-district employee children

  4. Returning out-of-district students

  5. New out-of-district students

If more students apply than seats available, a lottery is held following the same priority order. 

Submit an Application

  • If you would like to send your student to any school other than their neighborhood school, you must submit a School Choice Application.

  • This application process is entirely online.

  • The application will be available on this page when the School Choice Window opens.

After the Application

  • Once your application is submitted you will receive an email confirmation from our Central Registry Office containing any additional instructions or next steps.

  • School Choice notifications will be made according to the schedule on the School Choice Window page. This may change depending on the volume of applications.

  • If you wish to change your School Choice selection, or revert back to a neighborhood school, a new School Choice application may be submitted per the posted School Choice Window dates.

Important Terms

Registration: The process all parents/guardians must complete so their student(s) can become enrolled and attend ASD20. Registration includes providing household, parent/guardian, emergency contact and student information. In addition, the following documentation are collected: address verification, a student’s birth certificate, immunization records and custody documents.

School Choice Application: The process a parent/guardian must complete to apply for attendance at a school that is not the student’s neighborhood school. 

Neighborhood School: A neighborhood school is the designated school assigned to an address within ASD20 boundaries

Assigned School: The school a student attends after being accepted through School Choice. 

Feeder Schools or Feeder Strand:  A set of schools that a student’s enrollment will follow from the school/grade of initial enrollment through 12th grade. 

  • e.g. Douglass Valley Elementary School > Eagleview Middle School > Air Academy High School 

In-district families: Families who live within ASD20 boundaries. 

Out of-district families: Families who live outside ASD20 boundaries. 

All-families: All families, whether they live in or out of ASD20 boundaries. 

Central Registry

Central Registry is the central location for all new student enrollments, address changes, and choice enrollment.

Central Registry

Central Registry is the central location for all new student enrollments, address changes, and choice enrollment.
(719) 234-1286
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Education and Administration Center
1110 Chapel Hills Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO 80920