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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

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Summer Meals program begins June 15

Free breakfast and lunch kits will be available this summer to any child, up to 18 years old, at five District 196 schools and two neighborhood sites. 

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End-of-year message to the students, staff and families of District 196

Superintendent Mary M. Kreger provides an update on summer meals and programming, and shares remarks on the recent events in Minnesota.

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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.


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