Families who choose to register their students for the 196 Digital Academy must do so by August 14.
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.
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.
Both platforms replace Feepay. MyPaymentsPlus will be used for online payments for athletics and activities, and PayPams will be used for managing student meal accounts.
Free child care will be available for all district-enrolled students (age 12 and younger) whose parents or guardians are Tier 1 critical workers. Families must register by Friday, August 21.
Remaining balances in FeePay for food service accounts will be automatically transferred to PayPams. MyPaymentsPlus will be used for online payments for athletics and activities registrations, field trips and fees.
All students will attend school in person two days each week, in A and B cohorts. Cohort A will be at school Mondays and Thursdays, and Cohort B will be at school Tuesdays and Fridays.
The council's goal is to ensure active participation and engagement on matters of student equity and inclusion, and ensure equitable and culturally responsive school district practices and systems.
Dakota County is currently hosting a virtual open house to share study goals and process and needs your feedback related to pedestrian and bicyclist safety.
District 196 Community Education offers learning opportunities for you and your family for engagement, enrichment and inspiration, and safety is a priority.
Three District 196 students won national championships and Apple Valley, Eagan and Eastview high schools all won top team honors at this year’s National Speech and Debate Association national tournament.
Of the 33,000 school-age children living in District 196 last year, approximately 29,000 were enrolled in District 196 schools, giving the district an 87 percent “capture rate” among resident students.
Regular board meetings are normally held at Dakota Ridge School in Apple Valley. Since April, the board has been meeting by videoconference due to COVID-19.
This is the second to last phase of schools migrating to the new Finalsite platform. The design provides a unified look across the district.
For the 18th year in a row, the district has earned the Association of School Business Officials International's highest recognition of financial operations.
The Minnesota Department of Education and the Minnesota Department of health has launched a survey to capture feedback regarding fall planning. Fill it out through June 30.
Free breakfast and lunch kits will be available for children, up to age 18, June 15-Aug. 14, at five District 196 schools and two neighborhood locations.