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District 196 high schools to offer socially distanced graduation celebrations

The three-part optional experience includes an individual diploma cover presentation and photo opportunity, a drive-through parade, and a commencement ceremony video.

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Distance learning extended through the end of the year

All cocurricular activities, including any on-site events that were scheduled, are also canceled. Options for graduations are being discussed, but no decisions have been made.

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Distance learning in District 196

In response to an executive order by Governor Walz, Elementary and secondary distance learning will be implemented for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. The plans provide unique and engaging educational opportunities for students.

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Turf field projects move forward at Eagan and Rosemount high schools

The District 196 School Board approved financing for construction of a stadium and practice field at both schools. Fields are expected to be ready in time for fall sports.

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At a Glance

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 23

Our graduates scored nearly two 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.


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