School of Choice application window opens March 9

School of Choice application window opens March 9
Posted on 02/10/2020

Grand Junction, CO – School District 51 families can submit School of Choice applications for the 2020-21 school year starting at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 9, 2020, at The application window will close at 4 p.m. on Friday, March 27, 2020. 

All applications will be time-stamped and spots will be awarded based on availability and projected enrollment in the coming school year. Not all schools will have capacity after enrolling students who live within the school’s attendance area to accept new students in certain grades or school-wide. 

School of Choice is a process that allows families to apply for the chance to have a student attend a school outside his or her attendance boundaries. The School of Choice process is NOT for schools or programs with a separate application process, including:

·         Magnet programs, including Dual Immersion Academy and New Emerson.

·         Charter schools: Independence Academy, Juniper Ridge Community School, and Mesa Valley Community School are all D51 charter schools.

·         Special programs, such as the Challenge Program at East Middle School, the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme at Palisade High, Grand River Academy, and R-5 High School. 

Principals will notify School of Choice applicants whether their application has been accepted or denied by the school on or before April 10, 2020. If parents/guardians receive notice of acceptance, they must sign and return a letter of commitment no later than April 30, 2020. 

Parents/guardians must have a ParentVUE account to apply for School of Choice. Applicants without a ParentVUE account can talk to their child’s current school and register for an account. Parents/guardians can visit starting Feb. 28 for ParentVUE signup instructions if their child has never been enrolled in a D51 school or D51 preschool program.

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