• Non-Resident Families

    Welcome! Each and every day, both in the classroom and beyond school walls, Edina Public Schools is working to define excellence as we prepare learners of all ages to achieve success in college, career and life. Our students have experienced the energy, the curiosity and the creativity of our schools, and they understand that learning is a lifelong journey. We are pleased that you are considering applying for admission under the provisions of Open Enrollment.

  • Application Process

    Complete Section 1 of the Statewide Enrollment Options Form and return to the Student Enrollment Center via email or mail at:

    District Office
    Edina Public Schools
    5701 Normandale Rd.
    Edina, MN 55435

    An application must be completed for each student. The parent/guardian address section must contain an address in the state of Minnesota.

    Please note the information contained within policy 510 concerning admission. Open Enrollment legislation requires that you discuss your reason(s) for leaving with an assigned staff person in the school your student is currently attending. Usually this is with a counselor or principal.

  • 2022-23 School Year Timeline

    Window 1

    Application Deadline: Jan. 15, 2022
    Date Notification will be Mailed: Feb. 14, 2022
    Enrollment Deadline: March 1, 2022

    Window 2

    Application Deadline: March 14, 2022
    Date Notification will be Mailed: March 21, 2022
    Enrollment Deadline: April 4, 2022

    Window 3

    Application Deadline: April 15, 2022
    Date Notification will be Mailed: April 22, 2022
    Enrollment Deadline: May 2, 2022

    Window 4

    Application Deadline: May 16, 2022
    Date Notification will be Mailed: May 23, 2022
    Enrollment Deadline: June 6, 2022

    Window 5

    Application Deadline: July. 29, 2022
    Date Notification will be Mailed: Aug. 6, 2022
    Enrollment Deadline: Aug. 16, 2022

    We will continue to accept open enrollment applications after the July 30 deadline, and will review on a weekly basis.

  • Approval Guidelines

    Applications are approved on a space-available basis. Application priority is given to:

    1. Currently Enrolled Students
    2. Intra-district Transfer Requests
    3. Staff Siblings
    4. Siblings Integration and Achievement
    5. Siblings
    6. Staff 
    7. Integration and Achievement Plan Students
    8. Student is resident of the City of Edina
    9. Open Enrollment

    If more applications than available seats at a specific grade level are received, a lottery will be held. Lotteries, if necessary, will be conducted for each window: Window #1—Applications received by January 15. Window #2—Applications received between January 16 and March 15, Window #3— Applications received between March 16 and April 15. Window #4—Applications received between April 16 and June 14: Window #5-Applications received between June 15 and August 1.

    Applications are looked at individually by grade and not by family. There is the possibility that not all students in the same family will be approved.

    The Statewide Enrollment Options application process is governed by the Minnesota Department of Education Enrollment Options Program (Minnesota Statute § 124D.03) and school board policy.

    Approved students who enroll do not need to reapply in subsequent years. Applications do need to be completed for siblings not currently attending.

  • Waiting Pool

    Applications not selected for approval will automatically be entered in a waiting list for consideration in the next window. Applications in the waiting pool are selected in order of the above priority.

    Resident District Notification

    Copies of approved applications are mailed to the Enrollment Options office of the resident district by March 15 or 15 days after the Enrollment Deadline date (see timeline above).

Middle school students participate in Hour of Code


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