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School of Choice

Welcome to Lesher! We are so excited to have you on the Viking ship! This website will serve as a helpful resource for you and your family as you navigate through the final year of elementary school and prepare to transition to middle school.

Important dates:

Open House & Curriculum Fair - Thursday, November 9th from 6 - 7:30 pm

School of Choice Deadline - Thursday, December 15, 2023 at noon

School of Choice:

What is my neighborhood school?

Lesher Boundary Area

PSD has selected ScribChoice, from Scribbles Software, as the new system for the online school choice application. More information about how to use this system will be provided soon. 

PSD also revised policy JFBA-Choice/Open Enrollment, effective July 1, 2022. Please note the following changes to the timing of the School of Choice application period and lottery:

  • The first-round application period is anticipated to open November 1, 2023 and close at noon MST on Dec. 15, 2023. This round is based on lottery, not 1st come, 1st served.  
  • The second-round is still to be determined.

Please review the FAQ’s below for information about the school choice application process and changes to the policy. Questions about School Choice can be sent to choice@psdschools.org.  

Apply for School of Choice Here 

Parent Tours:

We invite you to one of our building tours with Mr. Kotnik. Learn more about our history and all that Lesher has to offer!

  • Audience: Parents/guardians of incoming 6th graders.
  • Dates: October 27, November 3, November 17, December 1, and December 8
  • Times: Check-in at 7:50 AM and tours from 8:00-8:30 AM

*Please sign up for a parent tour by filling out this form.

Student Shadows:

All slots for Student Shadowing have been filled. Thank you for your interest! We look forward to offering this opportunity again next year. Please join us at our Open House November 9th, 2023 from 6-7:30pm. If you are unable to attend the Open House and would like a tour of Lesher please email ztraver@psdschools.org (Zac Traver, 6th Grade Counselor)

  • Audience: Incoming 6th graders.
  • Dates: October 27, November 3, November 17, December 1, and December 8
  • Times: Check-in at 7:50 AM and shadowing from 8 - 11:20 AM

*Please sign up for a student tour by filling out this form.

Elementary Registration Visits:

6th grade school counselor, Zac Traver, and 6th grade assistant principal, Deana Kochis, will visit feeder elementary schools in late January 2024 to discuss the following:

  • 6th grade teaming
  • Core courses (Math, Science, English, Social Studies) and Encore courses (World Language, Visual and Performing Arts, Health and Physical Education, Technology).
  • 6th graders have two choices to make:
    • World language: French, German, Spanish, or Spanish Literacy.
    • Visual/Performing Arts: Band, Orchestra, or a combination of Choir and Art (one semester of each)
  • 6th grade sports (fall: cross country & tennis; winter: wrestling; spring: golf, track and field) and club activities (Science Olympiad, Chess Club, eSports, etc.).
  • Instructions on how to submit course requests online, through StudentVUE, for 6th grade Encore classes.
    • Student course requests will need to be submitted through StudentVUE by: Date TBD

We will visit the following elementary schools for course registration:

  • Bennett Elementary 
  • O'Dea Elementary 
  • McGraw Elementary 
  • Laurel Elementary 
  • Timnath Elementary 
  • Harris Elementary
  • Riffenburgh Elementary
  • Shepardson Elementary
  • Dunn Elementary 

5th Grade Visit Day: ROW THE BOAT! Orientation

Students will be able to visit the building, meet our 6th grade team, and learn what it means to be a Viking!

  • Audience: Incoming 6th graders.
    • Students from non-feeder schools are welcome to join, but will need their own transportation.
  • Date/Time: May 10, 2024Why Lesher?


PSD does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, age or disability in access or admission to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. A lack of English speaking skills will not be a barrier to admission or participation.