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Minneapolis Public Schools offers a continuum of special education programs and services. In order to receive special education services, a student must first be evaluated and meet state criteria. Once qualified, an Individual Education Plan (IEP) is developed for the student.

Placement
When deciding on a school for your student, it is important to know in which Federal Setting your student receives their special education services. This information is located on your student’s IEP or can be explained by your student’s case manager. Minneapolis Public Schools services students in Federal Settings I through IV.

Federal Setting I and II
If your student receives their special education services in Federal Setting I or II, it means that they spend the majority of their time in a general education setting. To choose a school for your student, go through the general education placement process. The type of special education services that your student receives can be provided at any of our schools in Minneapolis.

Federal Setting III and IV
If your student receives their special educations services in Federal Setting III or IV, it means that they spend the majority of their time in a specialized program. Your case manager will have information regarding the specialized program your student should attend and where programs are currently located in the district. We have also attached a sheet with the current locations of our specialized programs. Locations can change based on student and/or programming needs. If that happens, we will notify you as soon as possible. Once you have made a school choice, follow the placement process. We look forward to serving your student in their new school. If you have any questions about school choice for students receiving special education services, please contact your student’s case manager. 

 
                                    Special Education’s 2017-18 Specialized Programs
 
Citywide Programs for Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities
Bryn Mawr
Hall
Bethune
Jenny Lind
Waite Park
Nellie Stone
Whittier
Northrop
Anwatin
Franklin
Andersen
Ramsey
 
 
Citywide Programs for Students with Autism
Bethune
Jenny Lind
Cityview
Pillsbury
Anne Sullivan
Anderson
Folwell
Lake Nokomis-Wenonah
Lake Nokomis-Keewaydin
Hale
Kenny
Burroughs
Olson
Northeast
Sanford
Anthony
Ramsey 
Field
 
Citywide Programs for Students with DCD
Hmong International Academy
Bethune
Nellie Stone
Dowling
Hiawatha-Hiawatha
Hiawatha-Howe
Lake Harriet-Lower
Lake Harriet-Upper
Anwatin
Northeast
Sanford
Ramsey
 
Citywide Programs for students in the CLASS/Lifeskills
Pillsbury
Cityview
Anne Sullivan
Kenwood
Lucy Laney
Franklin
Northeast
Olson
Anderson
Anthony
 
Citywide Programs for students with PI
Nellie Stone
Webster
Dowling
 
Schools with Setting 1-3
Bethune
Nellie Stone
 
 
 
 

 


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