McAuliffe International School is a full participant in the Denver Public Schools Choice System. For more information about SchoolChoice, please visit http://schoolchoice.dpsk12.org/.

First Round SchoolChoice

When the First Round SchoolChoice student assignment process is run, several factors are considered. The following information is used to prioritize applicants who are interested in attending McAuliffe International School.

  • No particular type of applicant is guaranteed admission in the First Round.
  • All applicants will be prioritized in the following way:
  1. Students who live in the Stapleton-Park Hill shared middle school enrollment zone*
  2. Denver residents who have a currently-attending sibling who will also be at the school next year.
  3. All other Denver Residents
  4. All other Non-Denver Residents

McAuliffe International School is a full participant in the Denver Public Schools Choice System. For more information about SchoolChoice, please visit http://schoolchoice.dpsk12.org/.

* All middle school students residing in the Stapleton – Park Hill middle school shared boundary are guaranteed a spot at one of the shared boundary middle schools, but not at a particular middle school no matter what proximity your residence is to a school in that boundary.

McAuliffe International School makes every attempt to accommodate siblings who apply together in the same school year. Meaning, if one sibling applicant is assigned to this school, the other may be too.

Second Round SchoolChoice

School notifications
DPS notifies families regarding your student’s school assignment in mid-March. If you fill out your form online, expect to receive an email notification. If you submit a paper form, you will receive a mailed letter.

Round Two of SchoolChoice
Round 2 of SchoolChoice begins in late March. This is the first-come, first-served segment of Choice for families who missed Round 1. Round 2 SchoolChoice forms will be available at all schools and at http://schoolchoice.dpsk12. org/. Submit your completed Round 2 form directly to your most preferred school that has availability for the next school year.

McAuliffe Expansion in 2016-2017

Beginning in the 2016-2017 school year, McAuliffe expanded to occupy the entire Smiley building. We accepted 360 6th graders, with 180 students in each 6th grade ‘house’; in each subsequent year, we will grow this ‘house’ model for 7th and 8th grades as well. We are growing McAuliffe in a very thoughtful and intentional manner to provide a small-school experience within a larger school environment. Please see our new video presentation below to learn more about our ‘house’ model for making sure every student is known and supported as he or she enjoys all that McAuliffe has to offer. View our FAQs document here to learn more.

DPS SchoolChoice Process

The DPS SchoolChoice office has provided the following important information to parents to guide them in the choice process.

  • Round 1 in the SchoolChoice process begins Tuesday, January 5, 2016. This is for the release of the paper forms as well as Online SchoolChoice.
  • The deadline for Round 1 in the SchoolChoice process is January 29, 2016, at 4:00pm for paper forms or online forms. Parents should make their choice selections by one method only and should NOT complete both printed and online choice forms.
  • DPS encourages parents of currently enrolled DPS students to create a Parent Portal account in order to participate in the online SchoolChoice system. Participating in this online SchoolChoice system means parents will not have to drop off or mail a SchoolChoice form, and they may find out the school their student has successfully choiced into sooner.
  • Parents of new DPS students may also participate in online SchoolChoice by pre-enrolling and creating a Parent Portal account prior to January 9th.
  • In mid-November, DPS will send Enrollment Guides in the following manner: For 5th grade students, DPS will send Enrollment Guides home in backpacks; for 8th grade students, DPS will mail Enrollment Guides home.

The Office of Choice and Enrollment Services has launched a new website http://schoolmatch.dpsk12.org. This new school-search website is geared toward students and families who are looking for a new school for the 2016-17 school year, and lets users search by the criteria that are important to them.

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