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Vote Aug. 9, 2022

Learn more about the bond election to address community growth and student needs.

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Welcome to South Washington Alternative High School

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South Washington Alternative High School serves students in tenth through twelfth grades and is part of SoWashCo Schools. The school offers an alternative learning environment with small class sizes that help students become career and college ready. At South Washington Alternative High School, all staff members are committed to helping every student feel supported and included. Teachers work to personalize student learning through one-on-one conversations and building relationships.

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South Washington Alternative High School News

Overcrowded hall at East Ridge High School

Over the next 10 years, more than 3,500 potential new K-12 students are expected to move into the district. Current projections show that 15 schools will be over capacity and we will have a deficit of nearly 2,500 K-12 seats for students by 2031 if we do nothing. To help, SoWashCo Schools will ask voters to consider approval of a $462.6 million bond on Aug. 9, 2022.

Read More about Understanding the Impact of the Aug. 9 Bond Election and Overcrowding

SoWashCo Schools is debuting a new online school boundary tool that will make it easier for families to determine which school their child will attend based on their home address. 

The new mapping tool makes it easy for families to type in their address to find their elementary, middle or high school boundary. Users can even zoom in on a specific street to see which boundary school is designated for that area.

Read More about New Attendance Boundary Mapping Tool

Four South Washington County Schools (SoWashCo Schools) students were selected to perform in the Minnesota Band Directors Association All-State Honor Band on Sunday, April 10. 

Two students are from Woodbury High School and two students are from Woodbury Middle School. Woodbury High School students include Daelynn Wygle (flute) and Owen Rodgers (trombone), Woodbury Middle School students include William MacDonald (trumpet) and Olivia Wirtz-Diedrich (flute).

Read More about Four SoWashCo Students Participate in All-State Honor Band

South Washington County Schools (SoWashCo Schools) is excited to announce this year’s Athena Award winners. The award recognizes young women for their excellence and achievements in athletics and academics. Presented by the St. Paul Athena Awards Program, this recognition is named after the goddess of wisdom and skills, Athena. 

Representing SoWashCo Schools is Maddie Poor from East Ridge High School, Megan Maloney from Park High School and Carley Tuman from Woodbury High School. 

Read More about Three Senior Student-Athletes Named 2022 Athena Award Winners

Two South Washington County Schools (SoWashCo Schools) teachers have been named as finalists for the 2021-22 Minnesota Teacher of the Year Award. 

Younna Eiden-Giel of Park High School and Andrea Welvaert of Cottage Grove Middle School are part of the group of 11 finalists that were chosen from a group of 25 semifinalists.

Read More about Two SoWashCo Schools Staff Members Named Finalists for Minnesota Teacher of the Year

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