District-Wide Application Process

Each year, families have the opportunity to apply for District-Wide Schools and Programs. These schools are located within Rochester, and may deliver the curriculum in a different manner than neighborhood schools. District-wide schools and programs are available tuition free to students. Transportation is also provided to eligible students that are enrolled at district-wide schools.

The application window opens each November and the first random selection will occur Mid-January of the same school year. To apply, families must fill out an application online, in print, or in person at the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education. All applications are then uploaded into a district database. Applications received by each selection process date will be placed into the selection process which includes a random selection process by our computer program.

If selected, families will be notified by phone the following week after the selection process date. Students not selected in the initial random selection or subsequent selections will remain in the applicant pool for future space and will be notified if selected at that time.

2020-2021 School Year

Applications are not currently being accepted for the 2020-2021 School Year. The 2020-2021Application window opens November 14th, 2019.

Contact Us:

For more information or questions on the District-Wide Application Process, please contact the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education by calling (507) 328-4300 or by email.