As the only K-8 Chinese/Spanish total immersion school in the Denver Public School district, we offer open enrollment for two full-day kindergarten classes in each language (Mandarin and Spanish) for the 2017-18 school year. Kindergarten students must be 5 by Oct. 1, 2017. Full day kindergarten does have a tuition rate and is income/district based.
Limited number of spaces are likely in grades 1 through 8. There are language proficiency requirements entering grades 2 through 8. Students applying for grades 2 through 8 are required to be assessed in order to determine their language proficiency for the grade level they are entering and whether or not they will be able to access the curriculum for the grade they are applying to.
Charter schools, like Denver Language School, are tuition-free (with the exception of Kindergarten) public schools of choice. DLS participates in the School Choice process through DPS. By completing an application, you are entering your child into the lottery for the upcoming school year. This is not a guarantee of admission nor does it commit your child to attend DLS.
Round One of School Choice enrollment for the 2018-19 school year opens February 1, 2018 and closes February 28, 2018 at 4:00 pm. The lottery will be conducted by the DPS Office of Choice and Enrollment Services during March of 2018 and results are sent to families during April of 2018. Wait lists* are generated from the applications not selected for any open seats from the first round. For DLS, all students applying for grades 2-8 are automatically wait listed during Round One due to our requirement of needing to conduct a Language Assessment for each applicant.
Round Two for the 2018-19 school year will most likely open April of 2018 and will close August 31, 2018. Round Two is strictly first come, first served: all applications are time stamped. If DLS is your #1 choice for Round Two, all applications must be submitted in person at either DLS campus (we highly recommend trying to participate during Round One):
DLS West (grades K-2): 200 S University Blvd, Denver CO 80209
DLS East (grades 3-8): 451 Newport St, Denver CO 80220
*Wait lists do not carry over from year to year. Families must reapply if they were not selected from the lottery or called from the wait list during the school year they applied for.