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Choose Your School for 2018-2019

Choose Your School for 2018-2019
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Families looking for a new school for the 2018-19 school year are now able to complete an enrollment request. Requests can be completed online or using a paper request form

Do I need to request a school?

You should request a school if:

  • Your child will be attending a new school next year (for example, because your child is finishing grade 8 this year and will be entering High School as a grade 9 student next year)
  • Your child would like to switch schools next year
Students currently enrolled in a Pre-K–5 school who live in that school’s attendance zone will automatically be assigned to that school’s pathway middle school unless another school is requested.

What resources are available to help me choose a school?

Minneapolis Public Schools offers schools and programs designed to meet the needs of all students. Our programs are designed to give students a strong education regardless of their learning style or background. 

The MPS School Guide provides information about schools in each of the district's three attendance zones and information about student programs and services. The school guide is available online in English, Hmong, Somali and Spanish. Paper versions of the guide are available at the Student Placement Center and at schools. 


How many schools can I request?

Some MPS schools may not have space available to accept all students who listed them as a top preference. List more than one school on your form to increase your likelihood of enrolling in a school of your choice.

Families can request up to two schools for grades Pre-K–8 and up to three schools for grades 9–12.

When is the deadline to request a school?

The deadline to request a school is February 17, 2018. You should choose schools and submit your request by this date for the best chance of enrolling in a school of your choice. 

How do I request a school?

We encourage families to request a school online, but paper forms are also available. 

To request a school online:

If your student will be entering high school (grades 9, 10, 11, 12) next year, you can request a high school at highschoolrequest.mpls.k12.mn.us.

If your student will be entering other grades (Pre-K through 8), you should request a school at schoolrequest.mpls.k12.mn.us.

To request a using a paper form:

You can get a paper school request form at any Minneapolis Public School or these locations:

  • Student Placement Services: 1250 West Broadway, Minneapolis, MN 55411. (View a map of this location)
    The telephone number for Student Placement Services is 612.668.1840.
  • New Families Center: 3345 Chicago Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55407. (View a map of this location)
    The telephone number for the New Families Center is 612.668.3700.

What if I need help filling out a request form?

If you need help making a request, you can come to the Student Placement Services office at the Davis Center or the New Families Center. The New Families Center provides Student Placement Services to families who speak a home language other than English.
Please Note: The start and end times for the school day, as well as corresponding bus routes and schedules, are under review and may change for the 2018-2019 school year. Please visit our school start and end times page for the most current school schedules. 
Please contact Student Placement at sps.department@mpls.k12.mn.us, 612.668.1840 or 612.668.3700 for final decisions.