Submit your 2019-20 School Choice Wait List Application

School Choice Wait List Window is Open
for 2019-20

School Choice: All Schools Kindergarten to 12th Grade
Pueblo City Schools provides
a variety of educational opportunities to meet the learning needs of our students.
We offer neighborhood schools, IB and STEM Magnet schools, and alternative and online schools. While some schools may have specific focus areas, all of our schools teach the Colorado Academic Standards and offer comprehensive programs for students.

Review the information below and then press either the
Current PCS Family button or the New
PCS Family button below
to start your application.
What you should know about
School Choice

  • One family, one application.  A parent can select preferred schools for one or more children on a single application.  Applications from current PCS families should be submitted by the designated "primary" parent.
  • School Choice is only for students who will be entering grades K through 12.  To apply for preschool, please contact the Early Childhood Department directly at 719-253-6016.
  • The School Choice lottery is not a first-come-first-served process.  Submitting your application earlier does not affect the outcome in the lottery, as long as it is submitted before the lottery window closes.
  • While we do our best for each applicant, a School Choice application does not guarantee enrollment in a preferred school.  Most schools have a limited number of seats available for new students.
  • If you need to make changes to an application that you have already submitted, please contact the School Choice team for assistance at the phone number or email address at the bottom of this page.
  • If you submitted an application for School Choice on or before February 13, you will be contacted on or before March 1 with the results using the email address or phone number you provide in your application.  
  • If you submit an application on or after February 14, your children's names will be placed on wait lists for all of the schools you selected.  Schools will review their expected enrollments and will call parents if they have an opening.  These calls will be made during the rest of the school year and shortly before the 2019-20 school year begins.
  • Students who win a seat at a preferred school give up their seats at schools they would have attended otherwise.
  • Parents will be responsible for providing transportation for their children if they choose to enroll them in a school outside their attendance area.
  • Students who do not win a seat at a preferred school through the lottery will be placed on wait lists for all of the preferred schools selected.  Many students placed on a wait list are offered seats at one of those schools before the beginning of the new school year.
  • To apply for a seat in a charter school, please contact the school directly or visit their website.

Please use a computer, not a smartphone or tablet, to apply.
Applications entered on smartphones often lose school selections, creating delays and extra work for parents.
Be sure pop-up blocking is turned off in your computer's browser.   (Tell me how.)

Computer access to complete your application is available at your children's current school, all public libraries, and the Student Records Office at the PCS Administration Building, 315 W 11th Street.

Apply-Current PCS Family
Familia de PCS Actual
Families with
at least one child currently enrolled
in a PCS School

The link above will take you to your Parent Portal. 

If you haven't activated your portal account, please go to one of your children's schools to get your activation letter with instructions and your unique key.

If you do not remember your username or password, please contact the Help Desk at 719-549-7111 for assistance.
Apply-New PCS Family
Nueva Familia de PCS
Families with

no child currently enrolled
in a PCS School

The link above will take you to the School Choice application for new or returning families.

You will need to provide names, birthdays and contact information for yourself and your children.  Please be sure to enter full legal names for everyone.

For technical assistance, please contact the Help Desk at 719-549-7111.