Announcement: Fall semester will begin Aug. 24 with remote learning for all K-12 students. We are working to update our site to reflect the most recent changes. Learn more about our safe and gradual return to in-person school.

How to Enroll

How to enroll at C3

C3 is an open-enrollment school with no entry requirements, which means anyone can enroll in C3 through the DPS SchoolChoice Process. Families can visit the SchoolChoice website or call 720-423-3493 for additional information on the DPS School Choice process. School choice deadline can be found on the school choice website.

  • C3 Tours take place every Thursday from 9:00am-9:45am while school is in session starting the first week of October. Tours are not given during the testing window.
  • C3 is a DPS innovation elementary school located in Merrill Middle School at 1551 S. Monroe St., offers kindergarten through 5th grade.
  • Reach out to the DPS Office of Choice and Enrollment Services for applications and additional information.
    • Contact Information:
      C3 Phone Number: 720-424-0630
    • Office of Choice & Enrollment Services
      Denver Public Schools
      3131 N Eliot Street, Denver, CO 80211
      Hotline: 720.423.3493
      Direct: 720.424.8163

C3 Choice Priority

  1. Children of staff
  2. Siblings of current students
  3. Priority Zone Schools: Ellis, Cory, Steele
  4. Free and Reduced Lunch eligible families in Denver*
  5. Denver residents outside of the zone
  6. Non-Denver residents

*Check the FRL box on the application if eligible. For more information on FRL eligibility please go to