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Middle and High School Placement Appeal Process

2021-2022 High School Placement Appeals Protocol and Procedure
Middle and High School Appeal form - English 
Middle and High School Appeal form - Hmong
Middle and High School Appeal form - Somali
Middle and High School Appeal form - Spanish

The appeal due-date is Monday, April 23, 2021.
Please email completed forms to:
AppealsCommittee@mpls.k12.mn.us or fax to 612-668-1841.
While the District makes every effort to place all students at their first requested school, schools and programs have limited classroom capacity. Any family who would like to appeal their child’s high school assignment may appeal their original first or second placement request based on the criteria listed below, and documented special circumstances will be taken into consideration. The decisions of the Appeals Committee are final and will be honored by the Student Placement Department.
Appeals will be considered based on following:
  • Health or Mental Health: There is a documented, relevant reason why the student’s health or mental health can only be accommodated by the student attending, remaining at, or not attending a particular school.
  • Personal/Social: School staff provide documentation of significant ongoing personal and/or safety issues that could have an adverse impact a student’s capacity to thrive and succeed in the assigned school setting.
Appeals will not be considered in the following:
  • The perceived reputation of a school’s climate or academic programming
  • Staying connected to friends and peers
All students/families who wish to appeal their high school placement must take the following steps:
  1. Complete and return the appeal form WHICH WILL BE POSTED HERE SOON
  2. Fill out the form completely – include specific reasons for the request and all required signatures. 
  3. Please return the completed form by email to SPS.department@mpls.k12.mn.us; or by fax to 612-668-1841. If you are unable to submit your form electronically, please call Student Placement Services at 612-668-1840 and our staff will be glad to help you.
  4. Appeals must be received on or before Monday, April 23, 2021.
Next steps:
  1. Changes in high school placement will be determined by an Appeals Committee made up of a broad range of District department and school leaders across disciplines.
  2. Families and schools (current school, assigned high school and new high school, if applicable) will receive notifications of final decisions in early May.
  3. Student Placement Services strongly recommends that students register at their current assigned high school/program while their appeal is being considered. 

If you have questions about the enrollment process, please contact us at sps.department@mpls.k12.mn.us or call us at 612.668.1840.
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