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Choice Programs

Edina Public Schools offers several Choice Programs throughout the district.

Spanish Immersion

The new Countryside Dual Spanish Immersion Program is a districtwide Edina Choice Program that is coming to kindergarten in Fall 2022! We are working to build a program with both native Spanish speakers and native English speakers so students have the ability to learn both languages together. Studies show students in two-way language programs demonstrate faster acquisition of languages, support one another in their learning, and experience higher academic achievement.

Countryside Dual Spanish
Immersion Webpage

Virtual Pathway

The new Edina Virtual Pathway (EVP) is a districtwide Edina Choice Program that is coming to Edina Public Schools in Fall 2022! EVP is an online learning experience that utilizes the Excellence of Edina staff and curriculum. We provide a fully standards-aligned pathway with the flexibility to meet the unique needs of every student and family situation. Students will have a healthy connection to in-person sessions, as well as off-screen, independent practice by design. This Choice Program is open to any Minnesota resident student.

French Immersion

Normandale French Immersion is a districtwide Edina Choice Program that immerses students in a second language while learning Math, Science, Reading, Writing and other curricular areas. Because of the advancing skill level, entrance is most successful in kindergarten. Students at Normandale are also a part of a larger, international community. Over the years our staff has represented many French-speaking cultures: France, Canada, Belgium, Switzerland, and Senegal.

Normandale French
Immersion Webpage

Continuous Progress

Continuous Progress (CP) is a districtwide Edina Choice Program that offers multi-grade classes. Two classrooms form a "family" - one classroom includes grades 2 and 3 and the other classroom includes grades 3 through 5. Students stay in their "family" for all five years with the same two teaching partners. This structure promotes student/teacher and parent/teacher relationships, as well as leadership opportunities, self advocacy, family activities, and parent involvement. Continuous Progress is available at Countryside and Highlands.

Continuous Progress
informational Webinar

Preference Forms

Preference forms are required to enroll in all Edina Choice Programs.

  • Countryside Dual Spanish Immersion Program
  • Normandale French Immersion
  • Edina Virtual Pathway
  • Countryside Continuous Progress
  • Highlands Continuous Progress

NOTE: Enrollment in Edina Choice Programs is determined by lottery. Completion of the preference form does not guarantee placement in the program.

NOTE: The preference form deadline (Jan. 7, 2022) for the 2022-2023 school year has passed.

Next Steps:

Preference forms will be processed by Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, after which you will be notified by mail if your child has been accepted into one of the districtwide programs. If accepted, you will register your child online; if your child is not accepted into the choice program, you should register your child online for your neighborhood school.

Choice Programs