Round 1 of School Choice Opens January 15th

The Round 1 SchoolChoice window for 2021-22 is January 15th –February 16th, 2021. SchoolChoice is for any student who wants or needs to attend a new school for the following school year, particularly “transitioning” students, typically incoming kinder, sixth- and ninth-grade students.

To participate in SchoolChoice, families submit one SchoolChoice application per student, on which they rank their top schools in order of preference.  The SchoolChoice application can be found online here.

Prospective Families

Greetings 5th Grade Families,

You and your 5th-grade student are likely starting to think about middle school options for next school year and we are hoping that you will consider McAuliffe International School. Usually, we invite families and their students to visit us during the school day to walk the halls, tour classrooms, and meet McAuliffe’s staff and students. However, due to the pandemic, we are not able to offer in-person tours for prospective families this school year. Instead, we are offering opportunities for families to get to know McAuliffe through an online presentation, promotional video and question/answer sessions. We believe that these offerings will give you an accurate picture of the exciting programming and wonderful culture that McAuliffe has to offer students during their middle school years.

You are welcome to access our online presentation, promotional video, and activities list at your convenience,  or you can join us at 7pm on Thursday, December 10th, January 7th or January 14th, to watch the presentation and video and then join us for a live question and answer session with McAuliffe staff members via Zoom. If you choose to join us for one of the evening presentations, please be sure to sign-up here to reserve your spot.

We are blessed to have many great middle school options for students in northeast Denver.  Our hope is that our online presentations will provide you with all of the information that you need to decide if McAuliffe is the school where your child will be happiest and most successful for the next three years.

~ Principal Kurt Dennis


Enrollment for the 2020-21 school year

If you are new to Denver, or your Denver address has changed, please complete a Mid-Year Entry application to your preferred schools by creating an account and logging in here. We encourage you to first create a Parent Portal account, then logging in using your Portal username and password.

Contact Enrollment Services at 720-423-3493 with any questions or for assistance submitting your application. For more information on the DPS Choice process please review the Enrollment Guide.


Administrative Transfers

If you want to change schools but have not moved, please contact the school where your student is currently enrolled to request the Administrative Transfer form. Transfer approval is based on space availability, demonstration of genuine need and student history. Administrative Transfers are not a substitute for the SchoolChoice process and should be considered in serious situations only.


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