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Restart 2020: District 196's plan to safely return to school

Find information about the 2020-21 school year and stay updated as the situation changes. This page will be updated regularly.

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Opt into the 196 Digital Academy, the full-time distance learning option for 2020-21

Families who choose to register their student for the 196 Digital Academy must do so by Friday, August 14. 

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District 196 to start 2020-21 in hybrid learning, full-time distance learning option available

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.

learn more about the hybrid model

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District 196 seeking members for new Equity Advisory Council

The EAC will have authority to make recommendations to the Superintendent’s Cabinet on potential changes needed to ensure equitable practices and systems.

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Schedule for summer learning and programming in District 196

All academic summer school programs will be conducted by distance learning. Find more information about other  programs and their status.

Full Summer Program Schedule

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.


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