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How to Request a School
Follow these three steps to find, request and register a school

There are as many ways of finding information as there are families! Here are some different ideas you can explore to help you find an MPS school for your student.

  • Watch our school enrollment videos

    This explains everything you need to know about the enrollment process in detail. Learn about school program options for prekindergarten, elementary, middle and high school. You can also watch a question-and-answer session with our Student Enrollment and Family Engagement teams.

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

  • Read the Explore Now MPS guidebook available in many languages.
    Explore Now MPS Guide - English | Hmoob | Soomaali | Espanol

  • Once you know your options, contact the schools that interest you to take a tour or visit their open house. Open house events are scheduled this fall and winter to help families choose a school for the 2023-24 school year.

Complete a school request form. You will find helpful guidance on what to do and next steps.

Or, complete a paper school request form and return to Student Placement Services via mail or email.

THIS

school year

2023-2024

Request a school for the current, in session school year.

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NEXT

school year

2024-2025

Request a school for next school year.

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Once you receive notification that your child is placed in an MPS school, the next step is to complete registration.

The Online Registration Form (ORF) is available below, be sure to select the correct school year. Depending on what grade your child is entering, your school may need some or all of the following documents:

  • Record of birth date: Birth certificate, passport, or other official document
  • Record of immunizations: Ask your clinic for a copy of your child’s immunization record
  • A copy of early childhood screening: Children entering High Five and kindergarten should have had a screening done at age three. If your child has not been screened, you can schedule an appointment by visiting early childhood screening or calling 612-668-3715.
  • Special education records: If your child receives special education services, the school will need a copy of the current Individual Education Plan (IEP) and evaluation.

If you have not received placement notification, contact the MPS Enrollment Center. If you have not requested an MPS school yet, please visit ExploreMPS.org to explore your options and request a school.

CURRENT

school year

2023-2024

Register for a school for the current, in session school year.

Complete Registration



Make an appointment for an English language assessment

If your home language is not English, contact the MPS Enrollment Center at 612-668-1840 to make an English assessment appointment. This is required for school registration.

Plan ahead for bus transportation in the fall

Your new school will provide you with bus information.

If you live outside your school’s bus area, your school will talk to you about your transportation options.

If you don’t know if you live within your school’s bus area, visit the School Boundary & Walk Zone Maps webpage to see maps. You can also call the MPS Enrollment Center at 612-668-1840 or email sps.department@mpls.k12.mn.us .

If your address changes before school starts in the fall, call the MPS Enrollment Center at 612-668-1840 so we can be sure your student has bus transportation on the first day.

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

1250 W. Broadway Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55411