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Student Eligibility Criteria

Current MPS PK grade studentsDue to funding requirements, the following criteria must be met:

  • Current High Five Student
  • Has completed the Early Learning Scholarship

Current MPS grade K-7 students are invited to attend if they meet the state set criteria:

(1) performs substantially below the performance level for pupils of the same age in a locally determined achievement test;

(2) is behind in satisfactorily completing coursework or obtaining credits for graduation;

(3) is pregnant or is a parent;

(4) has been assessed as chemically dependent;

(5) has been excluded or expelled according to sections 121A.40 to 121A.56;

(6) has been referred by a school district for enrollment in an eligible program or a program pursuant to section 124D.69;

(7) is a victim of physical or sexual abuse;

(8) has experienced mental health problems;

(9) has experienced homelessness sometime within six months before requesting a transfer to an eligible program;

(10) speaks English as a second language or is an English learner; or

(11) has withdrawn from school or has been chronically truant; or

(12) is being treated in a hospital in the seven-county metropolitan area for cancer or other life threatening illness or is the sibling of an eligible pupil who is being currently treated, and resides with the pupil's family at least 60 miles beyond the outside boundary of the seven-county metropolitan area.

If the current MPS grade K-7 student meets these criteria’s, please visit the Summer Sites for enrolling into the summer session program.


Non-MPS grade K-7 students must also meet the state set criteria above and the following:

  • reside in the city of Minneapolis and
  • attend a Minneapolis charter or alternative school
    ‚Äč        *Due to no state funding, private and homeschool students are exempt

If the non-MPS grade K-7 student meets these criteria’s, please visit the  Summer Sites for enrolling into the summer session program.