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Choice Programs

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.

Next Steps:

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.

Edina Public Schools offers several Choice Programs throughout the district.

Spanish Dual Immersion

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.

Countryside Spanish Dual
Immersion Webpage

Continuous Progress

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.

Continuous Progress
informational Webinar

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 including France, Canada, Belgium, Switzerland, and Senegal.

Normandale French
Immersion Webpage

Virtual Pathway

Edina Virtual Pathway (EVP) is a districtwide Edina Choice Program that was welcomed into 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.
Choice Programs