Welcome to SouthWest Metro

SouthWest Metro serves students in 11 member districts and 5 associate member districts across the southwestern Twin Cities metropolitan area with programs in Special Education, Career and Technical Education, Care & Treatment, Adult Education, and Alternative Education.

Students may also receive assistance, not only with academics, but with mental health services to support their overall growth in the classroom and beyond. Please visit our Programs page to learn more.

What's Happening

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Summer 2021 Activities for Children with Autism and Their Families
As we wrap up an unprecedented school year, many families are looking for creative ways to keep their children engaged and maintain skills they have learned this past year. DHS invites families, caregivers, providers and all interested stakeholders to attend a webinar on May 17, 2021, to learn about summer engagement activities.
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Ramadan 2021
Muslim students may be fasting during Ramadan. Fasting means no food and no water from approximately 4:30 am to 8:30 pm. Please be mindful of students who may be participating, especially those who have classes late in the afternoon or evening.
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Now Hiring for 2021 Summer Programs!
July 12 - August 5, 2021 | Our students need some awesome teachers and paraprofessionals to work with this summer! Can you join our team?
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Derek Chauvin Trial Update
SWMetro Classes to Remain in Current Learning Models
This afternoon, the jury in the trial of Derek Chauvin reached a verdict of GUILTY on 3 counts. SouthWest Metro Intermediate District recognizes that this will result in many complicated and extreme emotions in our community, particularly among our youth. We are committed to ensuring a safe learning environment for our students. For this reason, classes will continue in their current models so that our students can have space to discuss the complex topics that have followed the killing of George Floyd and the verdict of Derek Chauvin.
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COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Available to all Minnesotans 16+
Every Minnesotan 16 years of age and older is eligible to get a shot. All Minnesotans ages 16 and up are encouraged to sign up for the Vaccine Connector, to get updates on vaccination opportunities in your area and be entered into the random selection process for the state’s Community Vaccination Program sites.
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Upcoming Events

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District Calendar

Due to COVID-19, scheduled school days may fluctuate. Please continue to check our website for the latest news regarding student instruction and staff days.

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