Enrollment Process



Jeffco is currently in Round 2 Choice Enrollment. 


Round 2 Choice Enrollment is open until August 31, 2021.

Applications will be processed as they are submitted and families will be notified of offers or waitlist positions depending on the space available and grade level. 

All offers expire after 3 days.


Enroll Jeffco

If you are placed on a waitlist, you will remain on the waitlist and be sent an offer if space becomes available. If you accept a waitlist offer, any previously accepted offer is automatically void to allow other students the spot if needed.



1. 
Sign Up for a Tour or Come to an Enrollment Night

Find a tour date that works for you through the link above. Our tours take place on some Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:15 a.m. and last about an hour. We offer Enrollment Nights in December and January. 

If you decide FHM would be a good educational fit for your child and family, we encourage you to apply through Enroll Jeffco

  

2. Apply for Choice Enrollment

You may apply for Round 2 Choice Enrollment through EnrollJeffco.
Round 1 closed for the 2021-22 school year on January 15th. 

*Returning Families 

Before logging into Enroll Jeffco, ensure you know your Jeffco Connect login, confirm your contact information is up to date, and you have rights to make decisions for your students (Under Contacts, Access Preferences). Contact Ms. Jane (jconnard@jeffcoschools.us) if you do not remember your username or password. DO NOT create a new account. Indicate in Enroll Jeffco if you plan to return to Free Horizon, and you are done. Your placement is guaranteed as long as you confirm by January 15th.

 

*New Families 

1. Create an account on Jeffco Connect

 Make sure you have rights to make decisions for your students (Under Contacts, Access Preferences). 

2. In Enroll Jeffco include FHM as one of your school choices. 

During the Round 1 process, enrollment in Jeffco schools is NOT determined on a first-come, first-served basis.  As long as your student’s application is submitted by midnight on January 15, he/she/they will be considered equitably with all other Round 1 applicants.

  

3. Notification of Acceptance

Offers for placement will begin going out in late January. You will be notified of an offer of enrollment through Enroll Jeffco.  Families have 3 days to accept or decline the enrollment offer.  If we do not hear back within the specified period, we will move on to the next child on our wait list.

 
NOTE: Because we follow the Jeffco Public Schools Choice Enrollment procedures, we are unable to accommodate requests to allow enrollment decision extensions until after a parent attends a tour. We strongly encourage families to attend a tour prior to submitting a request through Enroll Jeffco, so that you know whether or not you will want the space when it is offered.

 

4. Complete Enrollment Paperwork 

All enrollment paperwork must be submitted in order to finalize placement.  After this period, we offer available space to the next family on our lottery or wait list.

You will need a copy of: 
- Student Birth Certificate
- Parent/Guardian I.D. (Driver's license, passport or Colorado I.D.)
- Proof of residency if you live in Jeffco (utility bill, etc)  
- A signed tuition agreement and first month's payment deposit (Preschool & Pre-K)

**These documents will need to be brought to the school in person or returned via email.
 

Registration paperwork will be emailed to families in July or early August.

Enrollment paperwork for the 2021-22 school year is posted on the website under Enrollment: New Families. 


5. Attend an Enrollment Orientation, Registration & Visitation Day

Enrollment Orientation:

All parents/guardians who are new to FHM or who have been gone for more than one school year must attend a mandatory Enrollment Orientation.  At this required meeting we discuss the school’s philosophy, general policies, and procedures, and answer questions you might have.  This foundational meeting supports the connection between home and school necessary for a successful educational experience.  *Will be offered if COVID restrictions are lifted in May. 

New Student Visitation:

*Currently on hold until COVID safety guidelines are lifted* This is the time that new students are invited to visit our school to see the campus, meet some teachers and students, and get a sense of what they might expect at FHM.  We find that students who attend a visitation have a smoother transition to our program and approach the change in schools with less hesitation and uncertainty. 

Incoming 1st - 8th-grade students can come during a regular school day in May and spend time in the classroom while their parent/guardian attends an Enrollment Orientation and completes Annual Registration Paperwork.  In the interest of respecting classroom continuity, we cannot accommodate visitations outside of the scheduled times.  


Questions?

If you have questions about any aspect of the enrollment or registration process, please contact our Enrollment Coordinator Jane Connard by sending her an email.  

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