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Prospective Students for 2017-2018


12/6/16                      Washburn Open House @ 6:00-8:00pm (plan to attend for full 2 hours -- following Principal's welcome in Auditorium we use a bell schedule to visit different classes)
2/4/17                        MPS School Choice Deadline (submit school choice preferences online) 
3/29/17                      Placement  letter send to families  
4/27/17                      9th Grade Registration Night (for accepted families)    
Early August           Sports Info & Registration Night  
8/14/17                      Fall Sports Begin Before School  (check with your sport for start date, captains practices, & tryout dates)             
Between 8/22-8/25   Welcome Back & Freshman Orientation    
8/28/17                       First day of School 2017-2018 school year                           


Family Tours (December 2016 - February 2017)

We will be offering tours to students and their families after the December Open House. Tours will only happen December--February. Tours are an optional offering for students and parents who would benefit from a small group guided tour led by students leaders and parent ambassadors. It is a good opportunity to hear general information about the school, walk through the school and see different important locations, and ask specific questions. Please note that MPS no longer allows prospective students to shadow at the high school during the school day. Tours sign-ups are scheduled online through a SignUpGenius link or can be scheduled over the phone through Erica Lebens-Englund, Parent Liaison, 612-668-3440 or by email .

Tours will be 9:00am-10:30am on the following dates: [please sign up here]

  • Friday  12/9/16
  • Tuesday  12/13/16
  • Friday  1/6/17
  • Tuesday 1/10/17
  • Friday 1/20/17
  • Tuesday 1/24/17
  • Friday 2/3/17  [last availabe tour before the 2/4/17 online registration deadline; no tours offered after this date]

Tours in other Languages

  • TBD


Make sure to submit your high school request online by  February 4, 2017. This is the chance for you to indicate your preferences for high schools for the 2017-2018 school year. Keep in mind you must submit the request form online even if you are at a Middle School where students seem to have a pathway to Washburn High School. Priority  for high school is based first on geographic zones. All 8th graders need to make their request(s) known. Visit MPS website for more detailed information (High School Request Center)