We believe all children in the district are entitled to a non-discriminatory, welcoming and inclusive public education.
An enrollment application is not needed for current K-12 students continuing on to the next grade level at SoWashCo Schools.
Translated K-12 Enrollment Forms
Find Your Boundary School
2021-22 School Boundaries
Type in your address into the search bar at the top of the map. On the top far right of the map you can select elementary, middle or high school boundaries for your search. You can also select a different language using the language bar at the top center of the map. If you do not know the specific address, or if it cannot be found, click on the map to find the schools for that neighborhood.
On May 19, 2022 the school board approved three boundary changes for the 2022-23 school year. Affected families have already been contacted. The map below will be updated to reflect the changes as soon as possible. View the boundary adjustments.
PLEASE NOTE: Any map errors are unintentional and are not to be considered as a final determination of enrollment in a specific school boundary.
- Armstrong Elementary
- Bailey Elementary
- Cottage Grove Elementary
- Crestview Elementary
- Grey Cloud Elementary
- Hillside Elementary
- Liberty Ridge Elementary
- Middleton Elementary
- Newport Elementary
- Nuevas Fronteras Spanish Immersion
- Pine Hill Elementary
- Pullman Elementary
- Red Rock Elementary
- Royal Oaks Elementary
- Valley Crossing Elementary
- Woodbury Elementary
Cottage Grove Elementary
Grey Cloud Elementary
Liberty Ridge Elementary
Nuevas Fronteras Spanish Immersion
Pine Hill Elementary
Red Rock Elementary
Royal Oaks Elementary
Valley Crossing Elementary
Non-Traditional High Schools
Intra-district transfers (IDT) are accepted annually, when possible, for students in grades K-12 living within the boundaries of SoWashCo Schools who wish to attend a school other than the one they are assigned based on attendance boundaries.
The Intra-District Transfer application window will open on October 15, 2021 and will close on December 15, 2021 for secondary students and will open on December 1, 2021 and close on March 1, 2022 for elementary students. Applications received after the initial due dates will be added to existing wait lists.
Intra-District Transfer and Open Enrollment
Families can open enroll their children in some SoWashCo Schools by filling out an application and emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org, faxing it to 651-425-6320 or submitting a printed copy at the District Service Center, 7362 E Point Douglas Rd, Cottage Grove, MN 55016.
Intra-District Transfer and Open Enrollment
Children five years of age, on or before Sept. 1, are eligible to enter kindergarten and families should complete the online enrollment form. If a child’s fifth birthday falls on or after Sept. 2 or on or before Oct. 31, parents/guardians may request early entrance. Early entrance will not be considered for a child that would be accelerated to the same grade as an older sibling.
More information is available in policy 607.1 Early Entrance to Kindergarten.
The application window opens mid-February and ends May 1. Families will be notified in July.
Talent Development and Advanced Academics Coordinator
Timeline for Early Entrance to Kindergarten
Early Entrance to Kindergarten Application
The following items must also be submitted with your online or paper application:
Proof of child’s birth (birth certificate or equivalent)
Proof of completion of Early Childhood screening (required by the State of Minnesota)
Non-refundable $200 fee (mailed to the District Service Center, 7362 East Point Douglas Rd. S. Cottage Grove, MN 55016)
Early Entrance to Kindergarten Questions and Answers
- What is the latest birth date a child may have to be considered for early entrance to kindergarten?
- Who do I contact for an early entrance to kindergarten application?
- When is the application deadline?
- Are there costs involved in apply for early entrance to kindergarten?
- What does the assessment for early entrance to kindergarten involve?
- If I have already had my child assessed, can I submit those results instead of having them assessed again?
- Can I choose the school that my child will attend?
- Can I appeal the decision of the Early Entrance Committee if I do not agree with the results?
What is the latest birth date a child may have to be considered for early entrance to kindergarten?
Who do I contact for an early entrance to kindergarten application?
When is the application deadline?
Are there costs involved in apply for early entrance to kindergarten?
What does the assessment for early entrance to kindergarten involve?
If I have already had my child assessed, can I submit those results instead of having them assessed again?
Can I choose the school that my child will attend?
Can I appeal the decision of the Early Entrance Committee if I do not agree with the results?
Home schooling is an alternative option to public or traditional private school attendance.
A parent may choose to home school their child at any time during the school year. However, the parent should notify the School District in which the family resides as soon as they decide to home school or within 15 days. There are required steps that will be taken to register a home school with the School District.
SoWashCo Schools cannot provide curriculum, transcripts or diplomas for home school students. Please keep in mind that the information contained on this webpage may change throughout the school year as contingencies arise.
MN Statutes 120A.22, Subd 5. Ages and terms. (a) Every child between seven and 17 years of age must receive instruction. . .” The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) has determined that home schools are private schools that provide their own curriculum, transcripts and diplomas. MDE does not vouch for or certify curriculum, transcripts or diplomas.
Home School Policy and MDE Resources
The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) provides more information about home schooling options available to Minnesota families.
Public online learning is not considered home schooling by MDE.