Tours and School Choice

Thanks for checking out our school!

Thank you so much for your interest in Swigert International School! We have concluded the tour season for Round 1 of DPS SchoolChoice for fall of 2024. We expect results to come out late March/early April. If you would like to schedule a personal tour before submitting a Round 2 application, please reach out to our community liaison Emily Pool by clicking the link below:

Round 2 SchoolChoice

Round 2 begins every year after families are notified of their Round 1 school placements. Round 2 is the first-come, first-served segment of SchoolChoice for families who missed Round 1, took part in Round 1 but want to re-explore their options, or are new to DPS for the next school year. Round 2 applications are available by accessing your SchoolChoice account. Find out more information about Round 2 HERE.

Swigert Information

Here are some ways to check out school in a virtual way:

Informational Video

What are the benefits of an IB education?

2023-24 General Information Sheet

Specific questions? Please reach out to our community liaison, Emily Pool at

SchoolChoice Information

To ensure equity, consistency and simplicity in school enrollment, DPS launched the one-application, one-deadline SchoolChoice process over a decade ago. SchoolChoice has become a well-established practice among Denver families.

The SchoolChoice Round 1 open enrollment window for the 2024-25 school year opens at 10 a.m. on Jan. 11 and runs through Feb. 12, 2024 at 4 p.m. 

The Round 1 SchoolChoice window for 2024-25 school year opens January 11th-February 12th at 4pm. To participate in SchoolChoice, families submit one SchoolChoice application per student, on which they rank their top schools in order of preference, up to a limit of 12. DPS then uses a computer algorithm that matches students to schools based on those preferences, as well as school admission priorities and available space.

START HERE to learn more about the DPS SchoolChoice Process.

Every school district in Colorado, including DPS, is working with the Colorado Department of Early Childhood (CDEC) to continue expanding its Early Childhood Education with an enrollment process for Universal Preschool Colorado, also known as (UPK).

UPK ensures that every child, in the year before they are eligible for kindergarten, is eligible for half-day, state-funded, voluntary preschool. 3-year-olds with qualifying factors may be eligible for at least part-time (10 hours-per-week) preschool programming. 4-year-olds with qualifying factors may be eligible for additional hours of tuition-free preschool. 

Families applying to enroll in an ECE-3 or ECE-4 program are strongly encouraged to submit a SchoolChoice application during Round 1. Submitting an application during Round 1 of SchoolChoice offers families the best chance of obtaining a seat at their desired preschool program. Round 1 opens at 10 a.m. on Jan. 11 and closes at 4 p.m. on Feb. 12, 2024. Following your DPS SchoolChoice application submitted during Round 1, DPS will reach out to families to provide the next steps for completing an application for funding support through Universal Preschool (UPK) Colorado. Visit the DPS Early Childhood Education (ECE) webpage for more information on how to apply!

Need assistance with any of this? Contact the Office of Choice and Enrollment:

Call: 720-423-3493



Guide: DPS Enrollment Guides

If you have additional questions or would prefer to speak by phone, please contact Emily Pool at