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Application & Admission Information



School Tours will begin in September and are given bi-monthly. Email Deb Hall at to schedule a date and time when we return from Summer Break in August. 

Hulstrom K-8 is a public school based on the foundation of excellent instruction, rigorous student academics, and accelerated learning for all, with a focus on 21st Century skills and methodology. We serve and meet the needs of advanced students, including those identified as gifted and talented, while supporting their unique social-emotional needs in a caring and nurturing environment.

Admissions Information

Please attend one of the Parent Information Nights.  Attendees will tour the school and learn about the educational and social emotional opportunities that await your child at Hulstrom.  

2025-2026 School Year Parent Information Nights are Grades K-8th Wednesday, 11/13/2024, Grades K-5th Tuesday, 12/3/2024 and Middle School Grades 6-8th Wednesday 12/11/2024. All times are 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.  Please RSVP to  Mark your calendars!


If you are interested in applying for kindergarten please submit your choice application electronically starting December 1st.  Please complete the kindergarten applications as close to Dec.1st as possible and email the completed choice application with IQ report if applicable to for kindergarten assessment scheduling purposes.

All potential kindergarten students will go through a screening process held at Hulstrom.  During the screening process, potential kindergarten students participate in a variety of assessments focused on the ability to understand, use and apply literacy skills, quick understanding of text with a large vocabulary, number sense, the ability to calculate, the ability to solve complex spatial problems, the ability to reason, processing and age appropriate interaction.

 The purpose of the screening is to identify students who demonstrate readiness and need for an advanced academic and/or gifted and talented program.  The screening results are combined with any additional information provided by the family to create a body of evidence. Each potential kindergarten student’s body of evidence is reviewed by a committee, and the committee determines each student’s readiness for Hulstrom K-8.  

Screening will be scheduled by Hulstrom K-8 after the application process begins.  Kindergarten screening can take anywhere between 45 minutes to 2 hours.  If your child has an IQ report, it must be submitted prior to scheduling the screening not at the time of or after the screening  and can be sent to  If your child does not have an IQ report, please anticipate 2 hours for the screening.  An IQ report is not a requirement of the admission process but is highly recommended.  

Your child must be five years old on or before October 1 of the school year he/she will start school. 

Hulstrom does not keep or roll the wait list from year to year, so families need to apply through the choice office each year that they are interested. Please see here for Choice office information.

Individually Administered IQ Tests are not completed at Hulstrom however you can have one-on-one with a licensed school psychologist trained in such assessments. Please see the List of School Psychologists.  These give an Intelligence Quotient (IQ) score.  The most commonly used tests in our district are the Wechsler tests: the WPPSI for Pre-K to 2nd grade, and the WISC for grades 3 – 12. 

Sibling Priority

For all grade levels, siblings who qualify to attend Hulstrom K-8 will be given priority as space becomes available.

1st -8th Grades

Applications for 2025-2026 will be accepted starting December 1. 

Admission  in grades 1-8 will be filled by lottery if and when space becomes available. 

If you are interested in applying for grades 1-8, please submit your choice application electronically and email a body of evidence to  The body of evidence should include:

  • A copy of your child’s Advanced Learning Plan (ALP) if they are formally identified gifted and talented

  • Academic Achievement Data, including, but not limited to, PARCC, CMAS, MAP/NWEA, etc.

  • Cognitive Assessments completed by schools as part of the Universal Screening Process, including, but not limited to, CogAT, NNAT, etc.

  • IQ Report - This is not required, but highly recommended and will be entered into the body of evidence if provided.

Where does my child go after 8th Grade?  Click on Hulstrom K-8 High School Pathways to find out!

 For questions contact Deb Hall at or 720-972-5402

For Spanish-speaking families only – please call 720-972-6000

Colorado Preschool Program (CPP) 

Our process for enrollment for the Colorado Preschool Program (CPP) for at-risk families has changed and we have updated the information on our page on the district website to help families with enrollment questions and about our new process. Please visit the district preschool website for more information.