Interested in your student continuing to learn fully online next school year? Enroll them our new 196Online school! Deadline to enroll is 5 p.m. on March 4.
We are nationally recognized for providing boundless opportunities in which students can learn and grow. At District 196, the sky's the limit.
Average ACT Score 22.7
Our graduates scored nearly one-half points higher than the nation-leading Minnesota average on the ACT college admissions test.
92% graduation rate
Our graduation rate exceeds the state average by 10 points.
We are the 4th largest district in Minnesota, serving learners from the cities of Rosemount, Apple Valley, Eagan, Burnsville, Coates, Lakeville and Inver Grove Heights, and Empire and Vermillion townships.
Our high-quality, diverse workforce includes 2,100 licensed teachers and administrators, of which more than half of whom hold master’s or specialist’s degrees.
Sharing stories of Academic, Art and Athletic successes from around the District.
Join us on Monday, March 1 at 11 a.m. or 5 p.m. Interpreters will be available at both sessions in Spanish, Somali and American Sign Language. You must register to participate.
Browse our online catalog and register now to ensure your spot in a class that sure to engage, inspire and enrich you and your family!
This new director-level position is part of the superintendent’s plan to improve equity and inclusion, and address systemic racism in the district
Radspinner has been a music educator in District 196 for nearly 35 years. This award recognizes her dedication to music education.
DECA and BPA are co-curricular organizations that support students in the pursuit of careers n management, entrepreneurship, IT, and business administration. National conferences take place later this spring.
Revised guidance for secondary students was announced by Governor Walz allowing District 196 to bring all four high school grades back to the hybrid learning model on February 22.
Families will be able to connect with district support staff to ask questions and receive support around technology tools such as Seesaw, Schoology, the iPad, Zoom, and iPad apps. Registration is required.
Families who qualify for free or reduced-priced meals, and whose income has been affected by COVID-19 can access additional benefits. Applications must be submitted by Feb. 28.
Secondary students will begin transitioning back to an in-person hybrid learning model with grades 6-8 beginning Feb. 22, and students in grade 12 begin March 8.
The two awards recognize juniors and seniors, respectively, for excellence in academics, arts, athletics and exhibiting exemplary citizenship in their schools, teams and in their community.
District administration will present a proposed timeline to School Board members at a special meeting Tuesday, Feb. 2, outlining a plan to transition secondary students back to hybrid learning.
Review this important information about free meals, late start Wednesdays, technology help, transportation and wellness checks.
Grades preK-2 will return on Thursday, January 21 and grades 3-5 will return on Thursday, February 4.
Apple Valley High School was a finalist for a Minnesota Technology Association Tekne Award in recognition of efforts of school staff to provide local health care workers with protective equipment at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.