Skip To Main Content


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

Elementary Classroom


Student Information
Fax: 651-425-6320

Enroll Now

Please complete enrollment on a computer. Mobile devices are not compatible. 

2021-22 Enrollment Guide

Translated Forms

Boundary Maps

Find your boundary school


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.



Tanya Whichello
Intra-District Transfer and Open Enrollment

IDT Guidelines

The Intra-District Transfer application window closed on December 15, 2020 for secondary students and on March 1, 2021 for elementary students. Applications received after the initial due dates will be added to existing waiting lists.

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. If a child’s birth date falls on a date 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. 


Eileen McElrath
Talent Development and Advanced Academics Coordinator

Timeline for Early Entrance to Kindergarten

Early Entrance to Kindergarten Procedures

Early Entrance to Kindergarten FAQ

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.


Janet Ellis
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.