School District 197 welcomes new students into our district at all grade levels. Follow the steps below to complete the enrollment process if you are not a resident of our district and are not currently enrolled in our schools.
If you are a non-resident currently attending a District 197 middle school, your open enrollment status will persist into high school and we look forward to you continuing on to Henry Sibley. However, since you do not live within the district, your registration will not automatically transfer. In the fall of 8th grade you will receive a letter asking you to confirm that you will attend Henry Sibley High School for grades 9-12. Please return it to the District Office (1897 Delaware Ave., Mendota Heights) as soon as possible.
New students to District 197:
1. Learn more about Henry Sibley
Non-resident students who would like to attend Henry Sibley High School may open enroll in the district, space permitting.
The best way to determine if Henry Sibley is the right school for you is to visit campus and take a tour. Start by exploring the school's website and then contact the guidance office to set up a visit at any time. A School Showcase (open house) event for families is offered each year in November.
2. Register for School
Complete an Open Enrollment form by paper (below) to apply for your child to attend School District 197. Mail form to School District 197, Attn: District Office - Superintendent, 1897 Delaware Avenue, Mendota Heights 55118.
For more on Open Enrollment in District 197, see Policy 509 - Enrollment of Non-resident Students.
Open Enrollment Applications for the next school year will be acted on in January, February, April and June, then throughout the summer as they are received. Applications received for the current school year will be acted on immediately. Once you receive a notice that your Open Enrollment Application has been accepted, please work with the guidance office to complete the enrollment process using the following paper forms.
In Minnesota, a birth or hospital certificate must also be presented at registration to verify your child’s date of birth. A birth certificate may be obtained from the Northern Dakota County Service Center, 1 Mendota Road West Suite 130, West St. Paul (651-554-6600).
If you would like to tour Henry Sibley, visit a class, meet with a guidance counselor about registering for classes, receive more information on our programs or have questions, please contact us.
Henry Sibley High School
1897 Delaware Ave, Mendota Heights, MN 55118
651-403-7208 | www.sibley.isd197.org