In-District Transfer & Open Enrollment


  • In-District Transfer:

    In-district transfer is a process that allows students who currently live in the ISD 728 community to request attendance at a school other than their neighborhood school; you must be a resident of ISD 728.

    Transfers will be subject to available space and limited to ensure enrollment balance among the schools. Families who apply during the application period (typically December 1 through January 15) will be considered first. The early application deadline for kindergarten only (based on fall orientation) is November 1; families will be notified of a decision by November 10. The initial application deadline for all other grades (including kindergartners who missed the early application deadline) is January 15; families will be notified of a decision by February 15. A lottery (random selection) will be used if the number of applications exceeds the number of spaces available with application priority given for sibling preference and staff child preference. If space is still available, applications received after the initial deadline will be reviewed monthly and families will be notified of the decision within 30 days. Students applying for the current year may be enrolled immediately if space is available. 

    Once accepted for an in-district transfer, the student does not have to reapply (provided there is no change in residence). Transportation is provided by the parent/guardian. To apply for an in-district transfer, download the In-District Student Transfer Application and return the completed form to the District Office at 11500 193rd Ave NW, Elk River, MN 55330 or email it to theresa.simon@isd728.org.

    Note: Applications for Prairie View Elementary and Prairie View Middle are not being accepted for the current or next school year.

    Open Enrollment:

    Minnesota’s Open Enrollment Program allows students to apply to attend a public school outside of the district in which they reside. Most ISD 728 schools are available to students from outside the district through Minnesota’s Open Enrollment Program.

    The application period is typically December 1 through January 15, but ISD 728 accepts open enrollment applications at any time. Families who apply during the application period will be considered first. The early application deadline for kindergarten only (based on fall orientation) is November 1; families will be notified of a decision by November 10. The initial application deadline for all other grades (including kindergartners who missed the early application deadline) is January 15; families will be notified of a decision by February 15. A lottery (random selection) will be used if the number of applications exceeds the number of spaces available with application priority given for sibling preference and staff child preference. If space is still available, applications received after the initial deadline will be reviewed monthly and families will be notified of the decision within 30 days. Students applying for the current year may be enrolled immediately if space is available. If space is not available in the requested school, students will be offered another choice within the district.

    Once accepted for open enrollment, the student does not have to reapply (provided there is no change in residence). Transportation is provided by the parent/guardian. To apply for open enrollment, download the Open Enrollment Application and return the completed form to the District Office at 11500 193rd Ave NW, Elk River, MN 55330 or email it to theresa.simon@isd728.org.

    Note: Applications for Prairie View Elementary and Prairie View Middle are not being accepted for the current or next school year.

    Magnet Schools:

    For information on attending either Rogers Elementary STEM Magnet School or Salk Middle Pre-Engineering Magnet School, please review the NWSISD Magnet Programs information. ALL students living outside of the attendance zones for these two schools must apply for enrollment through NWSISD.

     

Contact Us!

  • ISD 728 Welcome Center
    763-241-3536
    welcomecenter@isd728.org

    ISD 728 District Office
    11500 193rd Ave. NW
    Elk River, MN 55330