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Prospective Students for 2020-2021

SAVE THE DATES                       

 Nov 21, 2019                

 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]

 Feb 7, 2020

 Deadline for School Request Lottery (submit school choice preferences online)

 April 2020                  

 Placement letter send to families  

  April 16, 2020

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

 Early August 2020                  

 Sports Info & Registration Night     

 Aug 17, 2020

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

 Late August 2020               

 Welcome Back & Freshman Orientation (specific date TBD)            

 Sep 8, 2020

 First day of School 2020-2021 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 beginning on 11/15/19.  The deadline for submitting your school choice application is 2/7/20. 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 (November 2019 - February 2020)

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]

  • Monday  11/25/19 
  • Friday   12/6/19
  • Friday 12/13/19
  • Tuesday 12/17/19
  • Friday 1/10/20
  • Friday 1/24/20
  • Thursday 1/30/20
  • Friday 2/7/20