Welcome to SouthWest Metro

SouthWest Metro serves students in 11 member districts and 6 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

e-Learning Enterprise
e-Learning Enterprise Launches THIS FALL
09/07/2021
Students can pursue full-time academic status through distance learning, allowing them to earn their high school diploma online; take more robust or stimulating elective courses outside of their regular requirements; fulfill credit recovery due to any number of personal circumstances; or take Career and Technical Classes to get a head start on a chosen career path - all starting the 2021-2022 school year on September 7th. Families can keep their relationship with their current school district so there is no need to re-register with a different district. SouthWest Metro is simply providing the service and it will be at no cost to the students or families - even the Career and Tech classes!
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Dean Lakes Education Center
We have a new site!
09/07/2021
Learn more about Dean Lakes Education Center in Shakopee, offering classes beginning September 7, 2021.
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Save Receipts for School Supplies!
09/07/2021
Minnesota Revenue offers two valuable tax benefits for parents who purchase school supplies for their K-12 students, the K-12 Education Credit and Subtraction. These benefits can reduce parents’ taxes to increase their refund, but is only available for those who keep their receipts.
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Open House Information
08/31/2021
Get a jump start on the 2021-2022 school year by attending your program's Open House. Meet your teachers and see your site! Staff will be on hand to answer any questions and help you fill out and turn in registration paperwork.
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Meet David VanHorn
07/01/2021
I am excited to meet more of the SWMetro team and have the opportunity to work on the great programs and projects we have here. I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to be a member of SWMetro!
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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.