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Alternate Enrollment

Families in our community value choice and we provide a variety of learning environments to meet your child’s individual needs. All students in District 834 are eligible to attend school outside of their assigned attendance area providing space is available at the school of their choice and application processes are followed (see Policy 509). Requests are filled based on priorities outlined on the Administrative ProceduresTransportation will not be provided for students choosing to enroll outside of their attendance area. 


For more information contact Julie Ownbey via email at,  or by phone at 651-351-8412


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2024-25 Alternate School Attendance Application

Applications will be accepted beginning Oct. 1, with priority given for those submitted prior to Jan. 15

Stillwater Area Public Schools District 834 allows students to attend a school other than the one serving their attendance area under the following conditions:

  1. An application must be submitted to the Enrollment Office. The approval of each request will depend upon adequate space at the requested elementary or middle school, as well as economical and educationally sound staffing arrangements.
  2. District transportation may be utilized as long as the district incurs no additional cost.
  1. Transportation will establish district bus routes for all students attending schools within their attendance areas. Transportation will establish bus loads and routing in a manner that is most cost-effective for the District.
  2. Requests for District transportation for alternate school students will be approved if:
  1. There is room on the bus.
  2. Rerouting is not necessary.
  3. The arrangements will enable the student to arrive and leave school on time.
  4. Additional stops necessary to pick up or drop off alternate students will not cause the bus to be late to its next destination.
  1. Alternate students who attempt to ride district buses without permission will lose the alternate school privilege.
  1. Only under extraordinary circumstances will new requests or change of alternate requests be considered after Aug. 1.

Parents will be notified by Feb. 15 regarding whether the student(s) are approved or not approved.

Parent/Guardian Section

Under the provision of the Alternate School Attendance Policy adopted by the Board of Education, I hereby request that the child listed below be permitted to attend District 834 school as indicated starting with the 2024-25 school year.
Child's Legal Namerequired
First Name
Middle (optional)
Last Name
Are you reapplying to your school of choice due to the recent boundary changes?

If space available is less than number of requests, applicants will be chosen by random selection with a priority order. Please answer questions below:

Do you have a student currently attending the requesting school?
Is parent/guardian an employee of ISD 834?


Transportation Declinationrequired
Parent/Guardian Namerequired
First Name
Last Name
MN, WI, etc
Must contain a date in M/D/YYYY format