The Kindergarten Choice Program Form is required to enroll in all Edina Choice Programs for the 2023-24 school year.
*Enrollment in Edina Choice Programs is determined by lottery. Completion of the choice program form does not guarantee placement in the program. The Kindergarten Choice Program Form must be completed by January 6, 2023 at 4:00pm in order to be included in the lottery. If you are enrolling into your neighborhood school, there is no need to complete this form.
Choice Program results are emailed to families on Friday, January 13, 2023.
If accepted, you will register your child online. If your child is not accepted, you should register your child online for your neighborhood school.
The new Countryside Spanish Dual Immersion Program is a districtwide Edina Choice Program that was introduced 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.
Continuous Progress (CP) is a districtwide Edina Choice Program that offers multi-grade classrooms. Two classrooms form a "family" - one includes grades 2 and 3, while the other 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.
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 including France, Canada, Belgium, Switzerland, and Senegal.