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Prospective Students for 2021-2022

Welcome to Washburn! Because of COVID and Distance Learning, our processes will be different this fall. Please contact our Family Liaison, Erica Lebens-Englund, to find out more. You can reach her at or 612-668-3440. We look forward to welcoming you to WHS!


Dec. 9, 2020

Washburn Virtual Open House @ 6:00-8:00pm [link to website info]
   Watch Welcome Video
   Take a Virtual Tour
   View Department Videos

Dec. 16-Feb. 5

Q&A Zoom Calls with Current Students [Reserve a Spot]
12/16, 1/13, 1/28, 2/2

Feb. 7, 2021

Apply by 2/7 to be considered in first round placements.
[submit school choice preferences online]


April 5-9, 2021              

Placement decisions emailed/mailed to families  

April  20, 2021

Incoming 9th Grade Registration Night @ 6:00-6:45pm
(for students officially placed at WHS through MPS Student Placement)

Aug. 4, 2021 

6 pm Sports Info & Registration Night     

Aug. 16, 2021

Fall Sports Officially Begin (check with your sport for actual start date, captains practices, & tryout dates)     

Sep. 1, 2021    

2 pm Freshman Orientation, 4:30-6:30 pm Welcome Back Event

Sep. 8, 2021

First day of School 2021-2022 school year         



We encourage families to request a school using the online option on the MPS website. If your student will be entering high school (grades 9, 10, 11, 12) next year, you can complete the online form at beginning on 12/5/20.  You can see your assigned community school based on address by clicking here. 

The first cut off date for submitting your school choice application is 2/7/21. All families need to complete the choice form even if they live in Washburn's attendance zone. This is how you tell the district your preference for a high school. 

You can get a paper school request form at the two Placement Center Locations:



Clubs and Activities
PDF School Provile 2020-2021