Choice Enrollment

  • Choice Enrollment (also referred to as "Open Enrollment") is held annually beginning in January for the upcoming school year for students entering kindergarten through 12th grade. This is the process by which in-district and non-resident families may be granted authorization to enroll students in a school other than their assigned neighborhood school.

    Students who reside outside the boundaries of Lewis-Palmer School District are approved on a year-to-year basis in order to remain enrolled in Lewis-Palmer School District (not applicable to Monument Academy since charter school policies differ). 

Application and Policies


    Choice enrollment for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year:

    The choice enrollment window will run from January 2 to February 7, 2020. The choice application will be posted to this page beginning January 2, 2020. 

    Please see the Information Letter for additional details.

    Choice enrollment for the current 2019-2020 school year:

    The choice enrollment window for the 2019-2020 school year closed February 15, 2019. 

    For the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, Lewis-Palmer School District traditional schools are closed to open enrollment for new students from outside the district boundaries. Exceptions will be considered for children of district employees. New students living within the boundaries of Lewis-Palmer School District who want to enroll at a school other than their neighborhood school, will need to get approval by submitting an Appeal to Choice Enrollment.

    Appeal to Choice Enrollment

    To submit an application, it should first be saved to your desktop. You can then enter and save the data. The completed application should be emailed as an attachment to Please ensure the form contains your information before sending. You can also scan the completed form, or take a picture of the completed application and send it to The application can also be faxed to (719) 785-4218 or dropped off at the District Administration Building.

    Questions regarding Monument Academy's ability to accept new students should be directed to the school at 719-481-1950.

    Additional information:

    Summary of Choice Enrollment Policy

    Choice Enrollment FAQs

Building Tours

  • High School Tour Dates

    (call to make a reservation)

    Palmer Ridge High School

    719-867-8600, 1:30 pm on

    Thursday, Dec 12

    Friday, Jan 24

    Thursday, Feb 6

    Lewis-Palmer High School

    719-488-6186, 8:00 am on

    Friday, Dec 6

    Friday, Jan 17

    Friday, Feb 7

    Families wishing to tour any of our other buildings should make arrangements through the appropriate school(s). Please visit the school websites for contact information.

High School Open House Events

  • This is an opportunity to visit both high schools, talk to representatives from the academic departments, and view the available athletic and club activities at each site. No reservations required.

    Palmer Ridge High School

    January 21, 2020, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium

    Lewis-Palmer High School

    January 29, 2020, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

For More Information:

  • Taylor, Jim
    District Registrar
    (719) 488-4701