SouthWest Metro serves students in 11 member districts across the southwestern Twin Cities metropolitan area with programs in Special Education, Career and Technical Education, Adult Basic 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 "Programs" to learn more.

What are Intermediate School Districts?

Intermediate school districts are specialty school districts that provide defined student services to a group of regular "member" school districts. Minnesota has four intermediate school districts (916, 917, 287, and 288) that serve more than 20,000 students annually in the areas of special education, area learning centers, career technical programs, and online learning.

Our Mission

SouthWest Metro Intermediate District 288 exists to equip, motivate, and educate learners of all ages and abilities in an inclusive and flexible learning environment.

SouthWest Metro continues to build on its rich history of collaborating with students, families and Member Districts to provide superior educational services, life and social skills, college, career and work readiness training so that learners may achieve rich and fulfilled lives within their community.
SouthWest Metro Intermediate District 288 believes everyone has value, potential, and ability.