Welcome! We are glad that you are considering sending your child to Polaris!
If you want a caring and stimulating school with great teachers and staff where your gifted child will learn, make friends, and grow, then this is the place for you!
Polaris is a Gifted Magnet elementary school within DPS. Students who attend Polaris must first be pre-qualified by the DPS Gifted and Talented Department. After that, they must use the Denver Public Schools yearly Choice and Enrollment program. Learn more from the GT Denver Public Schools flyer.
School Grade Configuration
- 1st grade: 2 classes
- 2nd grade: 2 classes
- 3rd grade: 3 classes
- 4th grade: 3 classes
- 5th grade: 3 classes
Once your child has been qualified, call our office (720-424-7860) to schedule a tour. Tours are held throughout the late fall, up to the end of the choice and enrollment period. Then, if you feel that this is a great school for your child, list us on your choice and enrollment form as your first choice.
Applicants are prioritized in the following way.
Note: Only students identified by the District as eligible for the Gifted Magnet program will be entered for a possible seat at Polaris.
- Students who reside in the Polaris Gifted Magnet feeder school zone with a currently‐attending sibling
- District resident students with a currently‐attending sibling
- Students who reside in the Polaris Gifted Magnet feeder school zone (see below)
- All other District resident students
- Non‐District resident students with a currently‐attending sibling who will attend the following year
- All other non‐District resident students
Polaris Gifted Magnet Feeder Schools
Ashley, Cole, Columbine, DCIS Fairmont, Dora Moore, Garden Place, Gilpin, Greenlee, Harrington, Montclair, Palmer, Park Hill, Smith, Stapleton Enrollment Zone, Stedman, Swansea, Teller, Whittier