Welcome to the Moorhead Area Public Schools! We are proud of the excellence that exists in our schools. District employees are committed to assuring that each student develops to his or her maximum potential, and there are numerous indications that Moorhead students are excelling.
Students score at or above the state and national averages on standardized tests. Students, teachers and staff members earn awards in regional, state and national competitions. Special programs are available for students with unique interests and needs. Moorhead Area Public Schools strive to meet the individual needs of all our learners.
Interested parents are vital to a student's success in school. Become familiar with the teachers, principals, curriculum and programs. Moorhead Area Public Schools looks forward to a rewarding partnership with you as we work together to prepare your child for the future. Contact your principal for more information about how to become involved.
Who Can Enroll?
Moorhead Area Public Schools welcomes all students who live within the boundaries of Moorhead Independent School District 152 and meet state age and health requirements.
Minnesota public school students have the opportunity to apply to attend public schools outside the school district in which they reside. An open enrollment form would need to be completed. Contact the school or call the Assistant Superintendent's Office at 218-284-3370 for more information.
Elementary Attendance Area Requirement
A student is required to attend elementary school in the attendance area in which the family resides unless the proper attendance area exception form have been completed and approved.
Elementary School Attendance Areas
Elementary Attendance Area Exception Form
When Should I Enroll My Child?
Early Childhood Education
Learning in Moorhead begins at birth with a wide range of popular Early Childhood Family Education classes and services for parents and children, birth through age five.
Learn More and How to Enroll »
Children must reach their fifth birthday on or before September 1 of the school year to be eligible to attend kindergarten. Kindergarten registration information is mailed to students who are included in the school district's community census prior to kindergarten registration in January each year.
The completed birth to grade 5 pre-registration form should be returned during the registration times and parents/guardians should complete the online registration process through infosnap. Read more about kindergarten registration.
Complete the Community Census »
Register for Early Childhood Screening »
Moved into the District?
During the School Year
Students who move into the district during the school year should contact the school to enroll.
During Summer Prior to the School Year
Parents of elementary students moving into the district during the summer may call the district office at 218-284-3370 to register their child. The birth to grade 5 pre-registration form should be completed as part of the registration process.
Middle School and High School Age
Middle school and high school students who move into the district during the summer should contact the school to register. The grade 6-12 pre-registration form should be completed as part of the registration process.
New student registration dates are scheduled for August each year.
How Do I Enroll My Child?
Students should register during office hours at the school they will attend. For elementary school attendance area information, call 218-284-3370. Read more about kindergarten registration.
Students enrolling in a Minnesota public school for the first time must provide the following:
- Proof of age (kindergarten only)
- Updated record listing state required immunizations by day, month, year of vaccination
After registration is completed, Moorhead Area Public Schools will request a transfer of records from the previous school attended. It is helpful if transferring students provide a report card from the previous school attended.
I've Enrolled My Child, Now What?
Now that your child is enrolled in Moorhead Area Public Schools, you will want to:
- Request a PowerSchool parent/guardian account so you can monitor your student's attendance, grades and meal account information and access school announcements and teacher pages.
- Review the student handbook for your student's school. Handbooks are posted on each school's page.
- Get involved with the Parent Teacher Advisory Council at your student's school. Meeting dates are listed on the calendar.
- Talk to your student's teacher or your school principal if you need more information.
We want your experience with Moorhead Area Public Schools to be a positive one. Thank you for partnering with us to help your child reach his or her maximum potential.