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Prospective Students for 2019-2020

SAVE THE DATES                       


Washburn Open House @ 6:00-8:00pm
(plan to attend for full 2 hours -- after Principal's welcome we use a bell schedule to visit different classes)


 School Tours  [register for tours with link below]


 MPS School Choice Deadline (submit school choice preferences online)

 March/April 2018                  

 Placement letter send to families  


 8th Grade Registration Night (for students officially placed at WHS through MPS Student Placement)

 Early August 2019                  

 Sports Info & Registration Night     

 August 2019

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

 Late August 2019               

 Welcome Back & Freshman Orientation (specific date TBD)            


 First day of School 2019-2020 school year         

We encourage families to request a school online, but paper forms are also available. If your student will be entering high school (grades 9, 10, 11, 12) next year, you can complete the online form at The deadline for school choice is TBD right now. All families need to complete the choice form even if they live in Washburn's attendance zone.
[Please note: failing to submit your choice form on time could affect placement at your top choice school.]

You can get a paper school request form at any Minneapolis Public School or these locations:

  • Student Placement Services: 1250 West Broadway, Minneapolis, MN 55411. (View a map of this location)
    The telephone number for Student Placement Services is 612.668.1840.
  • New Families Center: 3345 Chicago Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55407. (View a map of this location)
    The telephone number for the New Families Center is 612.668.3700.


Family Tours (December 2018 - February 2019)

We will be offering tours to students and their families after the November Open House. Tours will only happen December--March. Tours are an optional offering for students and families 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 9:15am-10:45am on the following dates: [reserve a spot]

  • Tuesday  1/29/19 [Spanish Only] 
  • Wednesday  1/30/19
  • Thursday 1/31/19 [Somali Only]
  • Friday 2/1/19
  • Thursday 2/7/19