• Open Enrollment

    You are welcome to apply for Open Enrollment to Mounds View Public Schools.  Click HERE to get the Statewide Open Enrollment Application.

    BY SCHOOL BOARD ACTION, ALL SITES AND GRADE LEVELS CLOSED THROUGH 2022-23

    With continued increasing student enrollment throughout our District, and because our current open enrollment exceeds the statutory cap required, the School Board and administration have determined that there will be no new Open Enrollment offered in Mounds View Public Schools for the 2022-23 school year.  Open Enrollment will be closed at all grade levels for the entire 2022-23 school year.

    Siblings of students currently attending and children of District staff members have priority placement for Open Enrollment or Transfer, and will continue to be approved.  In addition, as part of our Achievement and Integration plan, students living in the Spring Lake Park District will also have priority consideration. These families must still apply by January 15th of the year before the student would begin to attend.

    Open Enrollment Program - 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 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 currently approved students receive priority placement, as do children of District staff members, but these families still need to apply for the sibling following the above process.

    All decisions outside of priority students 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 for that school year. 

    In-District Transfers

    As with Open Enrollment, new in-district transfer options will also be closed for the 2022-23 school year, 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, students of District staff members, 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 of the winter before the student would attend. Families who believe that their student 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 space is available. As with Open Enrollment (see above), applications are generally accepted 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 

    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 Programing (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 child 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.

    Questions/Applications

    For additional information or to request an Open Enrollment or In-District transfer request form please contact (e-mail is preferred):

    Cindy Fyle
    Executive Assistant to Finance
    Enrollment Options Manager
    Phone: 651-621-6013
    cindy.fyle@moundsviewschools.org

    We appreciate your interest in Mounds View Public Schools.

    District Liaison Information

    Hmong/Asian

    Mee Yang
    651-724-0396
    mee.yang@moundsviewschools.org
    Yog xa tau kev pab thiab hais ua lus Hmoob thov hu rau Mee Yang ntawm

    Spanish/Latino/Hispanic

    Angel Toro
    651-724-2854
    angel.toro@moundsviewschools.org
    Para asistencia en traducciones ó ayuda como intérprete, por favor comuníquese con Angel Toro al 651-724-2854.

    Somali

    Basima Mohamed
    651-724-7482
    basimo.mohamed@moundsviewschools.org
    Haddi aad ubaahantahay faahfaahin dheerad ah ama turjumaad, fadlan kala soo xiriir Liaison, taleefanka 651-724-7482.