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 applying to.
Charter schools, like Denver Language School, are tuition-free (with the exception of Kindergarten) public schools of choice. DLS participates in the SchoolChoice 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.
Admission is via random lottery. Round One of SchoolChoice enrollment for the 2017-18 school year is now open and will close January 31, 2017 at 4:00 pm. The lottery is conducted by DPS Office of Choice and Enrollment Services during February. Results will be sent to families in mid-March 2017. Wait lists are compiled from the applications that do not make the first round. All wait lists do not carry over from year to year.
Round 2 for the 2017-18 school year will open in March 2017. 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:
DLS West (grades K-2): 200 S University Blvd, Denver CO 80209
DLS East (grades 3-8): 451 Newport St, Denver CO 80220