High School Information

8th Grade Transition to High School


  • Private high schools begin application process. Contact schools for specific information and timelines
  • Most high schools (DCSD and private) offer tours/shadow days. Contact schools directly for details


  • PCK hosts a high school information event
  • Confirm your assigned DCSD high school with PCK registrar


  • DCSD first round of open enrollment begins 11/1/19
  • Open enroll if your student wishes to attend a high school other than your assigned DCSD high school
  • Out-of-district students ARE NOT automatically enrolled into a high school and must take action to enroll in their local high school or open enroll in DCSD


  • DCSD open enrollment window closes 12/2/2019
  • DCSD automatically rolls district students from PCK to DCSD high school (even if your student plans to attend a private high school)


  • Registration/course selection - must attend Charter High School Night for Chaparral, Legend or Ponderosa to receive registration/course packet

Chaparral - January 22, 2020

Ponderosa - January 23, 2020, 6:00 P.M. general session; 4:30 P.M. Room 119 - Our Counseling Staff will go over the process of how to register for freshmen classes and answer any questions that you may have! Please RSVP to 303-397-4076 or email Peggy Laverty, Peggy.Laverty@dcsdk12.org by January 22, 2020.

Legend - January 29, 2020 7:00 P.M.

  • Incoming freshman must secure teacher approvals for math, English, Spanish, science and AP World Geography on a student registration form
  • Students should register for classes if attending a private school has NOT been confirmed
  • Registration form must be returned to high schools per school instructions and timelines
  • DCSD second round of open enrollment begins January 22, 2020 thru August 3, 2020

Colorado Early Colleges, Castle Rock - please see attachment



  • Parents confirm student’s high school placement to PCK registrar (DCSD and private)
  • Notify DCSD high school if not attending


  • PCK reconfirms high school placement for all graduating 8th graders
  • PCK Graduation at Parker Evangelical Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Student’s DCSD schedule will be available on parent portal when ready.