CHS Open Enrollment

Parent Empowerment through Choice

Douglas County School District embraces school choice by offering a wide variety of pathways to learning, including neighborhood schools, magnet, charter, online, and home education.  Families who wish to enroll their student in a school other than their neighborhood school must apply for Open Enrollment during one of two open enrollment periods DCSD offers annually. You do not need to use this Open Enrollment tool to stay at your school of current enrollment.  Students who are residents of Colorado, but do not reside within the school district boundary may apply for enrollment during the Open Enrollment windows.

Open Enrollment Dates:

First Round Window: November 1 2023 at 8:00 a.m. - December 1, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. 
Second Round Window: January 23, 2024 at 8:00 a.m.  - August 1, 2024

Click  here for more information regarding the Open Enrollment Process.

Click  here to access the Open Enrollment Tool.

First Round Notification Dates:

Decembe 12 at 8:00 a.m. until December 19 at 4:00 p.m. - Parents must log back into the EngagED Parent Portal on or after December 11 at 8:00 a.m.  to check on any offers you may have received.  You have until December 18 at 4:00 p.m. to accept an open enrollment offer from a school through the EngagED Parent Portal.

Between December 20 and January 13  An email will be sent from the Chaparral Registrar to parents who accepted our offer of Open Enrollment. The email will provide details on the next steps to finalize your students enrollment at Chaparral for the 2024-2025 school year.

Intent to Return:

If your student is Open Enrolled at a school outside the Chaparral Feeder and you live in the Chaparral attendance area and would like to return to Chaparral High School for the 2024-2025 school year you must file an intent to return form  no later than January 5, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. If an Intent to Return form is not received by January 5, 2024, you must apply for Open Enrollment during the Second Round.

If your student is an 8th grader at a charter school that ends with 8th grade your student will be assigned to your neighborhood high school, an Intent to Return form is not necessary.

Intent to Remain:

If you are moving within the district but would like your student to remain at Chaparral High School, you may do so by filing an intent to remain form along with your new Proof of Residence (Warranty Deed or Tax Notice or Lease Agreement) with the Chaparral Registrar.

Second Round Notification:

Parents will be notified by email from the Chaparral Registrar only if an opening is available.

Please contact Jennie Zwiers, Chaparral Registrar, with any questions, or 303.387.3529