Request for New School Code
In order for CDE to assign a 4-digit code number to a new school, a district must submit the following information using this online form and in writing, signed by the superintendent or BOCES executive director.
Note on Schools Merging
If two or more schools are merging and requesting a new school code, the 50% population change spreadsheet must be filled out and included with the new school code request.
Download Population Change Spreadsheet
Definition of a Colorado Public School
CDE has provided guidance around the definition of a public school. Please review the definition prior to requesting a new school code. A school code may not be issued if CDE determines the school does not meet the requirements.
View Full Definition of a Colorado Public School (PDF)
New School submissions are due by June 30 of the current year.
Warning: District/BOCES failure to submit a request for a new school code may result in a loss of State and Federal funding. It may also create problems with accountability, assessment and data collection.
It is imperative that all districts/BOCES ensure that all schools have a CDE-issued school code by the beginning of a new school year, as of June 30.