Hello 5th grade Families!

Posted January 13, 2023

Transitioning from elementary to middle school is a HUGE milestone. As a 5th grade family you have a great responsibility to research all the DPS middle school options to find the right home for your child’s middle school years! We hope you take the time to get to know our Bear Valley Community!

Bear Valley would like to personally invite you to come to our building to meet staff and students, ask ALL the questions you have and take a full campus tour.

Please click below to access the Open House invite flyers. If these dates do not work for you please contact Ms. Sarah, the Dean of Operations at 720-423-9663 or email us at bvoffice@dpsk12.net

Mark your calendar for SchoolChoice: Jan. 13-Feb. 14, 2023

Save the date! The DPS SchoolChoice open enrollment window for the 2023-24 school year is 10 a.m. Jan. 13 through 4 p.m. Feb. 14, 2023. 

SchoolChoice enrollment is for any student who wants or needs to attend a new school for the following school year, particularly “transitioning” students, typically incoming kinder, sixth and ninth-grade students. All incoming preschool students, as well as incoming students who reside in an enrollment zone, must complete an application.

To prepare for SchoolChoice, families should begin thinking about which schools might be of interest to them for the 2023-24 school year. 

SchoolChoice is as easy as Find, Apply, Register!

Here’s how it works:

  • First, FIND information about DPS school options for your student. Use the mobile-friendly School Finder, read the Enrollment Guide (mailed to transition-grade families), and contact schools directly for more information about their programs and culture.
  • Then, APPLY anytime between 10 a.m. Jan. 13 and 4 p.m. Feb. 14, 2023 by ranking your preferred schools (up to 12) using the online SchoolChoice application. Simply create an account or use your Parent Portal username and password. Then, access the application beginning at 10 a.m. Jan. 13. 
  • Finally, REGISTER with your school after you get your school placement results in late March 2023.