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Enrollment Process

Step 1: Explore Our Schools

DSST has campuses throughout Denver and one school in Northwest Aurora. We serve students grades 6 through 12 and accept transfers through 10th grade. Our main entry points are in grade 6 and 9, at the beginning of middle school and high school, respectively.  To learn more about the unique qualities of our schools, explore our campuses!



Open Houses and virtual tours give families and students a closer look into our schools. At Open Houses you can expect to learn about DSST curriculum, our school culture and our traditions, and the extracurricular opportunities that we offer our students. Due to COVID-19, during the 2021-2022 school year our school visits will look a bit different, and virtual Open House webinars are available for all our schools.

Explore events and virtual resources on our school websites!


Step 3: Enroll


DSST Public Schools participates in the DPS SchoolChoice enrollment process and all admissions to DSST Public Schools in Denver are coordinated through the lottery process. To be eligible to attend a DSST Public School you must submit a SchoolChoice form, which is available online on the SchoolChoice website January 14 - February 15.

Learn more about the SchoolChoice and find additional resources.



In APS, students are assigned to their neighborhood middle school unless they actively submit another school application. Families interested in attending Aurora Science & Tech Middle or High School must complete an online-only enrollment application. Enrollment at Aurora Science & Tech is managed through an independently run lottery.

Learn more and enroll at AST MS or AST HS.