Finding the right home near great schools can be a challenge in many areas. In Colorado, and particularly in the Denver Metro area, home options become more plentiful for home buyers thanks to open enrollment policies in several districts allowing parents to enroll their students at any school within the school district where they live. When choosing a Denver Metro realtor it is important to consider if they can value what you find important, and for many that is where your children will go to school.
Douglas County is especially abundant in the number of public, private, charter and choice schools available, keeping school commutes short. In the Highlands Ranch area alone, there are four traditional area public high schools. Each school has its own personality and is known for certain specialized areas of focus. Highlands Ranch’s STEM School Academy (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) receives outstanding support from businesses and parents for those in grades 5-12 and often has waiting lists for enrollment.
Private schools like Regis Jesuit in Aurora, with both boy’s and girl’s schools, and the contemporary, college prep Valor Christian in Highlands Ranch are two additional educational options surrounded by a wide range of housing styles and price points for those seeking private education in a suburban setting.
Is the size of the school important? Cherry Creek High School in Greenwood Village has over 3,700 students and is arguably one of the most popular and difficult to get into public schools in the state. This school requires that students live in the Cherry Creek School District, so look for a home within its boundaries if this school is a must. You won’t get as much house for the money, as in the most flexible and smaller schools within the districts of Douglas County www.dcsdk12.organd Littleton www.littletonpublicschools.net , but living in district is the easiest way to be accepted to this school.
Public or private, choice or charter, finding a home in an area that fits the educational needs of a family requires planning and homework. Be sure to align yourself with a Denver metro realtor who knows the area’s academic and housing options so finding the right home near the right schools is as easy as A, B, C.