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We believe all children in the district are entitled to a non-discriminatory, welcoming and inclusive public education. 


Student Information
Fax: 651-425-6320

Enrollment Guide

Boundary Maps

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.


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Enrollment Process

Intra-District Transfer

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.

IDT Guidelines

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.


Tanya Whichello
Intra-District Transfer and Open Enrollment

IDT Forms

Open Enrollment

Families can open enroll their children in some SoWashCo Schools by filling out an application and emailing it to, 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.

Open Enrollment Form


Tanya Whichello
Intra-District Transfer and Open Enrollment

Early Entrance to Kindergarten

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.


Ben Lacina

Ben Lacina
Talent Development and Advanced Academics Coordinator

Timeline for Early Entrance to Kindergarten

Early Entrance to Kindergarten Procedures

The deadline for submitting an application for Early Entrance to Kindergarten for the 2023-24 school year has passed.

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

Home School Options

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.


Angie Bromen
Home school Liaison

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.