How to Apply

All Interested families-

Elementary, Middle, and High School Applicants*: Take a moment to fill out the School of Choice form- please select and mark KCAA as first choice

Elementary will only need to complete the School of Choice application.

Secondary Students (grades 6-12) wanting to apply will need to complete this process below. ( This includes current KCAA students transitioning from grades 5th to 6th and 8th to 9th and ALL new incoming students interested in enrolling in KCAA)

 Complete the School of Choice Application (This is mandatory for all DPS)

Complete the “Intent to Enroll form
 In-Person interview- must bring portfolio for interest in the Visual Arts
 Be prepared to do a Live audition or bring a video for interest in the performing Arts

 Students will complete a writing sample as part of the interview process.

Our first Enrollment Event will be on Friday, February 2nd from 4:00 pm–7:30 pm and Saturday, February 3 rd from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.

Parents can bring their students to the Enrollment Event but will not be allowed into the interview or auditions.

School of Choice

SchoolChoice Round 1 for the 2024-25 school year will open at 10 a.m. on Jan. 11, 2024 and close at 4 p.m. Feb. 12, 2024. The DPS SchoolChoice application and waitlist site has changed. Families can apply here. Families with existing Parent Portal accounts can log in using their username and password and families who do not have Parent Portal accounts will set up a new account.

Please visit the DPS School of Choice website for more information:

DPS offers an online, mobile-friendly tool that families will use to submit their SchoolChoice application. This tool can be easily accessed from cell phones, tablets or computers. Please visit the SchoolChoice website to begin the application process. School of Choice telephone hotline: 720-423-3493.


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