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District 196 summer programming update

Explore our updated COVID-19 protocols for the summer, free meals information and course offerings.

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District's free summer meals program begins June 14

Free breakfast and lunch kits will be available this summer to any child, up to 18 years old, at five District 196 schools. The Open Door Pantry will also have locations throughout the district.

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Dakota County hosting free COVID-19 vaccine clinic June 21

Ages 12 and older can receive the Pfizer vaccine at Apple Valley High School from 3:30-6 p.m. on Monday, June 21.

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Stay updated on COVID 19 data in the county and district by visiting our dashboard

District 196 COVID-19 Dashboard

Our virtual dashboard is updated every Thursday using data from district reports and local and state public health officials.

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One District. Infinite Possibilities.

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.

29,000 students

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.

4,000 staff

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.

STORIES OF INFINITE POSSIBILITIES

Sharing stories of Academic, Art and Athletic successes from around the District.

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Students of the Year for 2020-21 were selected by teachers and administrators at all four, four-year high schools in District 196. Students were selected based on their academic performance and participation in the given subject area during their high school career. The 2020-21 Students of the Year in District 196 are listed below by school and subject.

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As a school district, we are saddened by the events that have taken place in Brooklyn Center, and ask that this be a time for our community to unify around our students’ well being and success.

UPCOMING EVENTS

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN DISTRICT 196