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How to Request a School

Follow these three steps to find, request and register with a school

Explore your school options to FIND a school.

Exploring your school options is the first of three steps to find, request and register with a school. There are many ways that families can find the best school for their child.

As outlined below, there are many ways that families can find the best school for your child.

But first, watch our school enrollment video that explains everything you need to know about the enrollment process along with a review of our school program options for prekindergarten, elementary school, middle school, and high school--this is followed by a question-and-answer session with our Student Placement and Family Engagement staff.

Individual Videos are also available to view on each of these topics, along with information about community schools, magnet schools, college and career readiness, special education, and student supports.

A. Use the School Finder to see which schools are available to you based on your home address.

B. Review our Explore Now MPS guidebook that has the essential information you need to explore all MPS schools and program offerings. View online or pick up a printed copy at our office in English, Hmong, Somali or Spanish.

Explore Now MPS Guide - English | Hmoob | Soomaali | Espanol

C. Try our School Matchmaker tool to see how your priorities and interests match up with which MPS schools.

D. Visit the schools that interest you. Schools conduct open houses each year from late November/early December to the end of January. Schools may offer either in-person and/or virtual open houses. See the list of open houses here . School open houses from past years are available for viewing on the MPS YouTube Channel

E. School tours can also be scheduled any other time during the school year by contacting schools directly to make arrangements.

School request form for this CURRENT school year

Now that you’ve found the best school option(s) for your child, you can Request a School online or by printing and filling out the form here:

2021-2022 School Request Form - English | Hmoob | Soomaali | Espanol

School request form for NEXT school year

Now that you’ve found the best school option(s) for your child, you can Request a School online or by printing and filling out the form here:

2022-2023 School Request Form - English | Hmong | Somali | Espanol

The School Request Form can be printed, completed and returned by mail, email, fax or in person to:

Student Placement Services
1250 W. Broadway Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55411

Email:SPS.Department@mpls.k12.mn.us
Fax:612.668.1841

Address Verification

As you fill out forms, you will be asked for proof of address and will need to provide:

  • A current photo ID (driver’s license, state ID, tribal ID, passport or military ID)

AND any combination ofTWO of the following items:

  • Utility bill or start up notice dated within the last 60 days (energy, water, gas, waste)
  • Mail from any government office (tax return, economic assistance, etc.)
  • Housing agreement or lease (Note: If you are renting or living with extended family or a friend you must complete the enclosed residency affidavit form, plus one form of proof of address from home owner or renter and two forms in parent/guardian name)
  • Mortgage Statement or Closing documents dated within the last 60 days.

Other forms:

Lottery Process

Learn more about the first and second lottery process that is done each spring to enroll students at schools.

NOTE: This is not a school request form. This form is for REGISTERING a student who has already been placed at an MPS school. If you need to ENROLL in a school, fill out the School Request Form.

If your child is already placed in an MPS school and you have received placement notification or been asked by your new school to complete online registration, this is the correct form. Before you begin, make sure you have the following information ready:

  • Emergency contact information
  • Previous school information
  • Health/insurance information

Now you are ready to register with your new school for this current school year.

The school registration form for next school year 2022-23 will be available in March.

We look forward to welcoming you to your family’s new school. This is a comprehensive registration form that was created to be convenient and accessible to our MPS families, and replaces a number of forms that you would normally need to complete to register at your school. Thank you in advance for taking the time to answer all the questions on this form carefully and completely.

We realize you have already provided some of this information during the school request process, but because of data-privacy we cannot pre-fill the questions in this form, and your school may require other forms as well. If you have any questions about this registration form, please call the school where your child was placed or Student Enrollment Services. We are here to help!

Request a School

School request form for the 2021-2022 school year

Thank you for choosing Minneapolis Public Schools! We are glad you are here to request a school, and we look forward to providing your child with a great educational program.

By completing the following steps, you will have the best chance of receiving one of your top choices:

Carefully complete all steps on this online request form.

Please enter up to two schools, and be sure to verify all information before submitting. In some cases you may be asked for proof of address.

To complete school registration this spring, please be prepared to provide the following:

  • Documentation of your child’s name and birth date
  • Your child’s immunization record
  • Your child’s Early Childhood Screening summary (for children entering MPS for the first time requesting High Five or Kindergarten)

List your community school as one of your two listed schools.

If you request only magnet schools, or community schools whose attendance area you don’t live in, unfortunately we won’t be able to guarantee a placement.

Please also note, after February 7, while we will make every effort to honor a request for your community school, we cannot guarantee placement at a specific school.

If your child is not placed at your top requested schools, your child will remain on the waitlist for your top requested school through September 30 or until we are able to offer a spot at the requested school.

Now you can start your school request process here.

School request form for the 2022-2023 school year

Thank you for choosing Minneapolis Public Schools! We are glad you are here to request a school, and we look forward to providing your child with a great educational program.

By completing the following steps, you will have the best chance of receiving one of your top choices:

Carefully complete all steps on this online request form.

Please enter up to two schools, and be sure to verify all information before submitting. In some cases you may be asked for proof of address.

To complete school registration this spring, please be prepared to provide the following:

  • Documentation of your child’s name and birth date
  • Your child’s immunization record
  • Your child’s Early Childhood Screening summary (for children entering MPS for the first time requesting High Five or Kindergarten)

List your community school as one of your two listed schools.

If you request only magnet schools, or community schools whose attendance area you don’t live in, unfortunately we won’t be able to guarantee a placement.

Please also note, after February 7, while we will make every effort to honor a request for your community school, we cannot guarantee placement at a specific school.

If your child is not placed at your top requested schools, your child will remain on the waitlist for your top requested school through September 30 or until we are able to offer a spot at the requested school.

Now you can start your school request process here.

Contact Us

English : 612.668.1840
Español: 612.668.3700
Soomaali: 612.668.3700
Hmoob: 612.668.1840

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sps.department@mpls.k12.mn.us

Address
1250 W. Broadway Ave., 55411

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