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Important Dates

Exploring your school options to find the best school program for your child is an important process. 

The following timeline and key dates outlines important due dates related to the annual school enrollment process which begins in the fall each year.

MPS District School Calendar

November - December 2023

  • Nov. 15: Enrollment Season Kick-off: School request portal opens

December 2023 – January 2024

  • Time for parents to gather information, learn about options
  • All schools host tours and open house events
  • Early December: School placement and notification for in-area community school requests
  • January 13: Minneapolis School Finder Fair at Minneapolis College
  • January 31: Due-date for inclusion in the first school request lottery

February – March 2024

  • Early February: First lottery (for magnet and out of area community requests)
  • Mid to late February: Lottery results notification letters emailed and mailed
  • Families with a school placement can complete online school registration 

March 2024

  • March 31: Due-date for inclusion in the second school request lottery (for magnet requests only)

Late spring / Early summer 2024

  • Schools hold welcome events
  • Families with a school placement can complete online school registration
  • Families submit additional information to schools: Educational Benefits form, Transportation request, birth document and immunization records
  • Transportation requests need to be submitted before July 31 to ensure a bus stop for the start of school

Late summer 2024

  • Families are notified of their bus stop information
  • High school registration


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