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Posted by Susanna Haynie on December 21, 2020
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If you’re planning to move your family to Colorado Springs, you’re probably researching the various school options. There are a lot of considerations when choosing the right neighborhood in the Springs, but choosing the right elementary school, middle school or high school for your kids ranks among the most important factors. Looking for Choice In information? We have that covered for your as well.

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There are a few factors to consider when selecting the right school district, and priorities can vary among families. Some parents are concerned about special education programs, while others look at sports and elective options. We typically see parents ask questions about average test scores, graduation rates, and classroom size.

The good news is that the Springs has some really great schools. For example, The Colorado Springs School in Broadmoor is one of the highest ranked Pre-k-12 schools in the entire state!  We realize that the great options and multiple school districts can start to get overwhelming for people moving to Colorado Springs.

Did you know that Colorado Springs has a Choice In option for your kids? You are not restricted to the school districts where you live. You can choose any of the public or charter schools in Colorado Springs as long as there is space available for your student.

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Keep in mind that home values and rental prices usually reflect the school district’s rating even though we have this Choice-In option for kids.

Below we have a full list of public school districts in Colorado Springs. You’ll need to determine WHICH kind of school you’d like your child to attend: Public school? Charter School? Magnet School?

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School Choice Tips:

  • You’ll need to go through an application process through your school district to choice your student to a different school.
  • You might need to re-apply every year and for every sibling depending on the district and school policies.
  • Many schools host Choice Nights in January and February. These are great opportunities to learn more about the school, what the offer, and if it’s a good fit for your family.
  • If the desired school district has not published their choice in window dates, make sure to check in often and apply early regardless of what the choice process is.
  • Some schools may accept applications on a space available basis even after the choice in windows have closed.
  • Schools have the right to decline students depending on certain factors such as attendance, requirements, age, etc.
  • Bus transportation might not be available for out of district/choiced in students.
  • Only a parent or guardian may enroll a student into a school district.


Academy School District #20  
1110 Chapel Hills Drive Colorado Springs, CO 80920 (719) 234-1224

Choice Information for D20:

  • D20 School Choice Program information
  • Click here to find your assigned school.
  • It’s possible that your assigned neighborhood school might not have space. If this is the case, your student will be assigned to another school within the district.
  • Make sure your school is not one of the schools who do NOT participate in the school choice program:
    •  Aspen Valley Middle School
    • Aspen Valley High School
    • Journey K8
    • The Village High School
    • The Classical Academy (TCA)
    • New Summit Charter Academy
    • Preschool


  • Students must be 5 years of age on or before October 1st to start Kindergarten.
  • There are bus fees. Students who ride infrequently can purchase ticket booklets. Fee exceptions are available. 


Academy Endeavour Elementary
Academy International Elementary – IB

Air Academy High School
Antelope Trails Elementary – IB

Aspen Valley Campus

Challenger Middle School
Chinook Trail Elementary

Chinook Trail Middle School
Discovery Canyon Campus – IB (Elementary, Middle, High School)
Douglass Valley Elementary

Eagleview Middle School
Edith Wolford Elementary

Encompass Heights Elementary
Explorer Elementary
Foothills Elementary
Frontier Elementary
High Plains Elementary
Home School Academy
Legacy Peak Elementary

Liberty High School

Mountain Ridge Middle School
Mountain View Elementary

New Summit Charter Academy

Pine Creek High School
Pioneer Elementary
Prairie Hills Elementary

Rampart High School
Ranch Creek Elementary – IB
Rockrimmon Elementary School – IB
School in the Woods

The Classical Academy (Elementary, Middle, High School)
The da Vinci Academy

Timberview Middle School

Village High School

Village Middle School
Woodmen-Roberts Elementary – IB

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Calhan School District RJ-1
800 Bulldog Dr Calhan, CO 80808 (719) 347-2766

Choice Information for RJ-1:

Contact the school directly for more information.


Calhan Elementary
Calhan Middle School
Calhan High School
Calhan Preschool

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Cheyenne Mountain School District #12
1775 LaClede St Colorado Springs, CO 80905 (719) 475-6100

Choice Information for District 12:


  • Students must be 5 years old on or before October 1st to start Kindergarten
  • Parents are responsible for transportation

Broadmoor Elementary
Canon School
Cheyenne Mountain Elementary School
Gold Camp Elementary
Pinon Valley Elementary
Skyway Elementary
Cheyenne Mountain Junior High
Cheyenne Mountain High School
The Vanguard School

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Colorado Springs School District #11
1115 North El Paso Street Colorado Springs, CO (719) 520-2000

Choice Information for District 11:


  • Students must be 5 years of age on or before October 1st to to start Kindergarten
  • No fees for transportation to schools within assigned district


Achieve Online School
Dams Elementary School
Adult and Family Education
Audubon Elementary School
Bijou School
Bristol Elementary School
Buena Vista Elementary, A Public Montessori School
Carver Elementary School
Charter Schools
Chipeta Elementary School
Columbia Elementary School
Coronado High School
Digital High School
Doherty High School
Edison Elementary School
Freedom Elementary School
Fremont Elementary School
Galileo School of Math and Science
Grant Elementary School
Henry Elementary School
Holmes Middle School
Howbert Elementary School
Jackson Elementary School
Jenkins Middle School
Keller Elementary School
King Elementary School
Madison Elementary School
Mann Middle School
Martinez Elementary School
McAuliffe Elementary School
Midland International Elementary School
Mitchell High School
Monroe Elementary School, a Capturing Kids Hearts School
North Middle School
Odyssey Early College and Career Options
Palmer High School
Penrose Elementary School
Queen Palmer Elementary School
Rogers Elementary School
Roy J Wasson Academic Campus
Rudy Elementary School
Russell Middle School
Sabin Middle School
Scott Elementary School
Springs Community Night School
Steele Elementary School
Stratton Elementary School
Swigert Aerospace Academy
Taylor Elementary School
Tesla Educational Opportunity School
Trailblazer Elementary School
Twain Elementary School
West Campus
Wilson Elementary School

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Cripple Creek-Victor School District RE-1
P.O. Box 897 Cripple Creek, CO 80813 (719) 689-2685

ECE/Head Start
Cresson Elementary
CC-V Jr/Sr High School


Edison School District 54 JT

14550 Edison Rd., Yoder, CO 80864

Edison School District 54JT

Contact the school directly for more information for new student or choice in information. 


Eagle Nest Preschool
Edison Elementary (Kindergarten through Fifth Grade)
Edison Middle School (Grades 6-8)
Edison High School (Grades 9-12)

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Ellicott School District #22
322 South Ellicott Highway Ellicott, CO 80808 (719) 683-2700

Contact the school directly for more information, for new student sign up or choice in information. 


  • You student will have to be 5 years of age on or before October 1st to be allowed to start Kindergarten

Ellicott Preschool
Ellicott Elementary
Ellicott Middle School
Ellicott High School

District #49

10850 Woodmen Road Peyton, CO 80831 (719) 494-8911

Choice Information for District 49


  • Students entering Kindergarten must be 5 years of age on or before September 15th.
  • Fees for bus transportations


Academy for Literacy, Learning & Innovation Excellence
Bennett Ranch Elementary School
Evans International Elementary School
Falcon Elementary School of Technology
Falcon High School
Falcon Middle School
GOAL Academy
Horizon Middle School
Imagine Classical Academy Indigo Ranch
Inspiration View Elementary School
Meridian Ranch Elementary School
Odyssey Elementary School
Patriot High School
Pikes Peak Early College
Power Technical
Remington Elementary School
Ridgeview Elementary School
Rocky Mountain Classical Academy
Sand Creek High School
Skyview Middle School
Springs Ranch Elementary School
Springs Studio for Academic Excellence (1-12)
Stetson Elementary School
Vista Ridge High School
Woodmen Hills Elementary School

Charter Schools in D49:

Banning Lewis Ranch Academy
Banning Lewis Prep Academy
Grand Peak Academy
Liberty Tree Academy
Mountain View Academy
Pikes Peak School of Expeditionary Learning
Pioneer Technology and Arts Academy
Power Technical Early Colleges
Rocky Mountain Classical Academy

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Fountain-Fort Carson Schools

Fountain-Fort Carson School District #FF8

425 West Alabama Avenue Fountain, CO 80817 (719) 382-1300

Please call for details on D-8’s Choice in window (719) 382-1300


  • Students must be 5 years of age on or before October 1st to start Kindergarten
  • No fees for transportation to schools within assigned district


Abrams Elementary
Aragon Elementary
Eagleside Elementary
Jordahl Elementary
Mesa Elementary
Mountainside Elementary
Patriot Elementary
Weikel Elementary
Carson Middle School
Fountain Middle School
Fountain-Fort Carson High School
Welte Education Center
Conrad Early Learning Center

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Harrison School District #2

1060 Harrison Road Colorado Springs, CO 80906 (719) 579-2000

Choice Information for District 2:


  • Students must be 5 years of age on or before October 1st to start Kindergarten
  • No fees for transportation to schools within assigned district


Atlas Preparatory High School
Atlas Preparatory Middle School
Bricker Elementary School
Career Readiness Academy
Carmel Middle School
Centennial Elementary School
Fox Meadow Middle School
Giberson Elementary School
Harrison High School
James Irwin Elementary School
James Irwin High School
James Irwin Middle School
Monterey Elementary School
Mountain Vista Community School
Mountain Vista Home School Academy
Oak Creek Elementary School
Otero Elementary School
Panorama Middle School
Pikes Peak Elementary School
Sand Creek International Elementary School
Sierra High School
Soaring Eagles Elementary School
Stratmoor Hills Elementary
Stratton Meadows Elementary School
Turman Elementary School
Wildflower Elementary School

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Lewis-Palmer School District #38    
146 N Jefferson Street Monument, CO 80132 (719) 488-4700

Choice Information for District 38:


  • Students must be 5 years of age on or before October 1st to start Kindergarten
  • Fees for bus transportation


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Manitou Springs School District #14
701 Duclo Avenue Manitou Springs, CO 80829 (719) 685-2024

Choice Information for District 14:

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Miami-Yoder JT 60

420 S Rush Rd, Rush, CO 80833

Miami Yoder JT60 | Fostering Partnerships in Success

Contact the school directly for more information 719-478-2186 for new student information. 


Peyton School District 23 JT
13990 Bradshaw Road Peyton, CO 80831 (719) 749-2330

Contact the school directly for more choice information.


  • Peyton Elementary School
  • Peyton Junior and Senior High School


Widefield School District #3
1820 Main Street Colorado Springs, CO 80911 (719) 391-3000

Choice Information for District 3:


  • Students must be 5 years of age on or before October 1st to start Kindergarten


  • Widefield Preschool – Formerly North Elementary School in 2011-2012 school year
  • French Elementary
  • King Elementary
  • North Preschool Elementary 
  • Pinello Elementary
  • Sunrise Elementary
  • Talbott Elementary
  • Venetucci Elementary
  • Widefield Elementary
  • Webster Elementary
  • Janitell Junior High
  • Sproul Junior High
  • Watson Junior High
  • Grand Mountain K-8
  • James Madison Charter Academy
  • Discovery High School, Widefield
  • Mesa Ridge High School
  • Widefield High School

Student Registration


Woodland Park RE-2
P.O. Box 99 Woodland Park, CO 80866 (719) 686-2000

Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
33 N. Institute St. Colorado Springs, CO 80903 (719) 578-2100

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