My Choice, Best Choice, District 11
Colorado Springs School District 11 is the largest school district in southern Colorado. We have 52 schools including traditional elementary, middle, and high schools, as well as two alternative education schools, an online school, and career pathway school.
Most established public school district in the Pikes Peak region offering families more educational choices than any other school or district.
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Colorado Springs School District 11 FAQ
Q: How does the choice option work and do you allow students from other districts to "choice" into your schools?
Colorado is a state of choice, meaning as long as a school has capacity and the student is able to provide transportation to that school, they may be accepted into that school. District 11 works hard to provide students with as many choices in their academic lives as possible. Feel free to explore our options by logging on to www.d11.org/choice
Q: Do you provide full day kindergarten and how much does it cost?
District 11 provides free, full day kindergarten at all of our elementary schools. D11 also has preschool programs in most elementary schools and many of those programs are available at no cost!
Q: How old do students need to be to be able to attend kindergarten?
Students need to be five years old on or before October 15th.
Q: I've heard about the Early College High School. How does that work?
The Early College High School is the region's only public high school where students may also earn up to 60 college credits, or the equivalent of a college associate's degree for free! This program is available to any student age 21 or younger living in or out of D11 boundaries.
Q: What do parents/families need to register their students?
New student registration for kindergarten through 12th grade takes place at your school. Only a parent or guardian may enroll a student in D11. Along with a completed enrollment form for each student you will need to bring: verification of child's birth date such as a birth certificate, passport, or military ID; Immunization records; proof of residency such as a current utility bill, lease, or tax notice showing your name and the property address; if student is not living with both biological parents, a copy of legal paperwork, if student has an individualized education plan or IEP for special education services, a copy of the current/latest plan; and the name and address of student's previous school to request academic records.
Q: I try to help my child eat healthy. Does D11 provide nutritious meals?
District 11's Food and Nutrition Services department is a pioneer when it comes to providing healthy, nutritious, scratch-made food for breakfast and lunch meals in our cafeterias. D11 employs a registered dietician and head chef to make meals appealing and nutritious for students. The Good Food Project is an award-winning initiative that started in D11 aimed to help students eat more locally grown foods free from hormones, dyes, and artificial preservatives. Learn more at www.d11.org/FNS
Q: What types of gifted, advance placement and IB programs does D11 have?
District 11 is proud to offer students full-time gifted classrooms for students in 3rd-8th grades. All middle schools offer pre-advance placement courses, preparing students to enter high school. All D11 high schools offer AP courses, advanced college credit programs and individualized career pathway opportunities. The International Baccalaureate program is offered to students in Kindergarten through 12th grade at Midland International Elementary, North Middle School and Palmer High School.
Q: Where can families find more information on programs offered in District 11?
Our complete enrollment guide is online at www.d11.org, click the "choice" icon. In that guide, we explain the many different programs in our district and which schools offer which programs.