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Important Dates for the Incoming Class of 2028

  • School Choice Deadline - February 6, 2024

  • 9th Grade Registration Night - Thursday, March 14, 2024 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm
  • Sports Info & Registration Night -  August ___, 2024
  • First Day of Fall Sports - (Tentative) August 12, 2024
  • Freshman Orientation - Thursday, August 29, 2024 
    • 2:00-4:30 pm We expect ALL 9th graders to attend. If you are dropping off a student use Door 3 on 49th street; if student is walking/biking come to Door 10. Students taking the bus may enter either door depending on whre the bus drops them off. Students will receive class schedules, attend 1st and 4th hour classes so you know where you are going in the morning & for lunch, and also meet classmates and teachers.
    • 2:00-3:00 pm. Optional new parent Q & A - Nervous about high school, come hear from current parents and ask questions.
  • Welcome Night for ALL WHS students & families: (Tentative) Wednesday, Aug. 28, 4:30-6:30pm (come any time) - students will pick up schedules and chromebooks. Info will be available about all the opportunities at WHS for students and families.
  • First Day of School - September 3, 2024

Bus cards will be give to students after school begins.

For more information about orientation & 9th grade, contact AP Arslan Aziz: 612-668-3403 or

For more information about Welcome Night, contact AP Michelle Terpening: 612-668-3406 or


If you live in Washburn's attendance area, you will have a spot at Washburn! You can see your assigned community school based on address at

All families need to complete the choice form by February 6, 2024 even if you live in Washburn's attendance zone. You can complete the online form at This is how you tell the district your preference for a high school and reserve your spot. 

You can get a paper school request form at the Placement Center:

  • Student Placement Services
    1250 West Broadway, Minneapolis, MN 55411