How to Enroll
If you are new to Mounds View Public Schools, all enrollment takes place directly at the school sites. If you have moved into the District but are unsure of the school you are assigned, you can do a search by address here. If you are having trouble locating your home school, please call our student information department at 651-621-6013.
In order to register your student(s) you will need the following items.
- Proof of address:
- Valid Minnesota Driver's License showing address
- Purchase/Rental/Lease/Builders Agreement showing closing or move-in date
- Utility bill or mortgage payment statement in your name for the address where you are living
- Birth certificate (United States or Foreign) for the student you will be enrolling
- Contact information from the school your student previously attended (district name, phone and fax)
- Copy of Individual Education Plan (IEP) for student if applicable
- Up-to-date immunization records
If you are registering mid-school year, your student will begin school within 1-3 days of receipt of enrollment paperwork. Information regarding transportation and related costs, before- and after-school child care options, and other important details will be provided when you register.
We look forward to serving your student in Mounds View Public Schools.
Open Enrollment/In-District Transfer
ALL SITES AND GRADE LEVELS CLOSED THROUGH 2021-22
With continued increasing student enrollment throughout our District, the School Board and administration have determined that there will be no new Open Enrollment offered in Mounds View Public Schools for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 school years. Open Enrollment will be closed for the entire 2020-21 and 2021-22 school years so no wait lists will be kept.
Siblings of students currently attending through Open Enrollment or Transfer will continue to be approved to attend. Families with siblings must still apply during the regular open enrollment time period of December 1 through January 15, 2020.
Open Enrollment - General Information
Open Enrollment is a State program which allows families to apply to have their student attend a public school district outside the district in which they live. We welcome nonresident applications; however, interest usually exceeds space. Acceptance is limited each year to grades, schools and programs where nonresident student enrollment would not negatively impact class size. The resident population in the Mounds View Public School District has grown in recent years, and it is likely there will be sites and programs that will be closed to any Open Enrollment in a given school year.
Generally, applications are taken from December 1 through January 15 of each year for placement the following September. Families are notified by the end of February as to approval/denial of the request. Students approved to attend are approved through the school area they’ve chosen up through graduation, with no need to reapply each year. Siblings of approved students receive priority placement, but families still need to apply for the sibling following the above process.
All decisions outside of siblings are made as space is available for a particular school/grade/program by lottery from among the applications received. Families who are denied placement are offered the opportunity to request to be placed on a wait list in the unlikely event space would open up later in the spring or summer. Requests received after the January 15 deadline are also placed on the wait list. Wait lists are kept through early August, and then discarded.
As with Open Enrollment, new in-district transfer options will also be closed for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 school years, with the exception of siblings of students currently attending a school outside of their attendance area, families with verifiable daycare in the requested school area or students with a documented and compelling educational need. Families with siblings or daycare must apply during the regular open enrollment time period of December 1 through January 15, 2020. Families who believe that their students has a compelling educational need must also apply during this same time period.
In-District Transfer - General Information
Residents of Mounds View Public Schools may apply to attend a school other than their home-assigned school. As with Open Enrollment (see above), applications are generally accepted to open sites/grade levels from December 1 to January 15 of the winter before your student would begin. In-District transfers are offered ahead of Open Enrollment (nonresident) placement, as space is available with priority given to siblings of student’s currently attending the transfer school, requests where daycare is located in the transfer area, and staff requests.
Transportation for Open Enrolled/Transfer students is the responsibility of the parent. If the student has daycare in the requested school area, or if the family can get the student to the nearest school area bus stop, families may take advantage of District Transportation.
Specific Programming (Open Enrollment only)
Open Enrollment is offered as space is available once in-district placements are made. There is no consideration of academics, athletics, special education, etc. However, there are restrictions regarding some athletic involvement for transfer students at the high school level. You will want to contact the high school Activities Director to get details before accepting placement in a transfer District. In addition, there are specific special education programs that may be at capacity and thereby closed to Open Enrollment. You will be notified of any closed programs/sites at the time you apply. IMPORTANT: If your student is approved to attend through Open Enrollment and it is later determined they will need a specialized program that has been closed, the approval will be withdrawn.
For additional information or to request an Open Enrollment or In-District transfer packet, please contact (e-mail is preferred):
Executive Assistant to Finance Enrollment Options Manager
We appreciate your interest in Mounds View Public Schools.
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