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MPS Enrollment Process

ENROLLING FOR THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR
It’s school request time in the Minneapolis Public Schools!

We invite you to discover what makes MPS extraordinary, and we hope that the MPS mission - we exist to ensure that all students learn  will resonate with you as you explore our schools.

Our online School Request Center is now open - request forms and other helpful information are available at the portal.

WHO NEEDS TO REQUEST A SCHOOL?

  • Children who will turn 4 by September 1 (High Five - Preschool)
  • Children who will turn 5 by September 1 (Kindergarten)
  • Students, in K-5 schools, moving to 6 grade who want a middle school other than their pathway school.
  • Any current student wishing to switch schools
  • We welcome new students all year round!


STEP-1:
CONSIDER YOUR CHILD’S NEEDS
Consider your child’s strengths, challenges and interests. In what kinds of environments do they learn best? Do they have special needs? Do you want your child in school near your home? Do you want out-of-school childcare available on-site?

STEP-2:
CHOICES
Find your school options by entering your home address into the School Request Center. Know that bus transportation and priority admission will be available to your child at these schools. Other school options are available, but may impact transportation and admissions.

STEP-3:
VISIT
See the MPS Guidebook to read about your schools, talk with staff at one of our two student placement centers about how schools compare, and, most importantly, visit the schools to see how they make you and your student feel. Tours are available most days and most schools have evening activities open to visitors.

STEP-4:
PRIORITIZE
You can request up to two schools. In most cases a family’s school request can be honored, especially when received by the February 8, 2019, priority deadline. Your child will have the highest priority for placement at the community school for your Attendance Area.

STEP-5:
APPLY
Go online to the School Request Center. to submit your request, or download a paper request form to mail in. For assistance, call or visit one of our two Student Placement Centers:  612.668.3700 (3345 Chicago Ave.), or 612.668.1840 (1250 W. Broadway).

 

If you have questions about the enrollment process, please contact us at sps.department@mpls.k12.mn.us or call us at 612.668.1840.