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