Enrollment Intake, & Candidacy 


R-5 High School provides an alternative educational choice setting open to all students. However, as a school of choice, space is limited and all prospective students must apply for entry. As an alternative school, R-5 offers a narrower range of elective choices than found in a traditional high school. The application and enrollment process is designed to ensure a match between the school's program and course offerings and the student's needs.

R5 will have 5 intakes throughout the school year, August 10, September 14, October 14, January 6 and March 15. All paperwork is typically due one week prior to the intake date, but sooner is better. Because we are a vocational school, students must be 16 on or before the date they will be starting.

Current Students:
Students who were enrolled at R-5 at the end of the 2019/2020 school year will automatically be
enrolled at R-5 again next year. Those students will not need to do anything for registration until after
July 29 th . Watch for an email in July regarding online registration.

New Students:
For the 2020-2021 School year, please fill out the Pre-Enrollment Form.  R5 will have 5 intakes
throughout the school year, August 10 th (first day of school), September 14th, October 14th,
January 6th, and March 15th. Please fill out the Pre-enrollment form at least one week prior to the
intake date, sooner is better. 

First, if you will be 16 or older, fill out the attached Pre-Enrollment Form. This will let us know you are
interested and start the registration process.

Fill Out Pre-Enrollment Here  (If you fill this form out during the summer, you will not receive a call for an intake until the end of July)

Formulario de preinscripción de la Escuela Preparatoria R5 

Next, once we have reviewed your Pre-Registration information and it is determined that the
student meets the R-5 criteria, then a R-5 secretary will schedule an interview. During the
interview, we will assess the student's educational needs and goals. The student will have
the opportunity to explain why they wish to attend R-5 High School, their goals and
aspirations, educational experiences, and academic history. R-5 offers multiple intake
dates throughout the year and the student will be invited to begin the first day of the next
available intake day


Upon entering R-5, students must have a signed training agreement for a job or volunteer position, be enrolled in Career Center or Western Colorado Community College, or be enrolled in a 7th and 8th hour vocational intervention at R-5. Students are in candidacy during their first ten days at R-5. During Candidacy, the student must demonstrate commitment to his/her education at R-5 by physically attending all classes a minimum of 90%, actively engaging in each class, demonstrating readiness for R-5 and participating in vocational training. More than one absence in this ten day period will bring the student below 90% attendance and may result in not meeting candidacy. Failure to meet candidacy results in the student losing his/her status as an R-5 student. Students who do not meet the candidacy requirements may be invited to reenter on candidacy at the next intake day and/or may always reapply at a future date. Upon successful completion of Candidacy, the student is an official member of the R-5 student body!

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