School Hours

• Office Hours: 7:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
• Teacher Hours: 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
• Student Hours: 9:10 a.m.-3:40 p.m.


Student Absences

Please call 952-423-7619 to report any student absences


Welcome Back

The summer seems to have flown by! We are so happy to be back in the swing of things at Dakota Ridge! We have many new staff and program changes that we are excited to share. [read more]



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Dakota Ridge is a Positive Behavior Intervention School (PBIS) school for students with special education services in District 196 who face social, emotional and behavioral challenges.  Dakota Ridge provides a safe place for students to work on social, emotional and behavioral regulation and increase pro-social behavior.


Dakota Ridge uses district curriculum and has a variety of specialists to support student success.  Based on each student’s level of necessary support, staff at Dakota Ridge collaborates with schools in the district to develop programming for each student.