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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Summer 2021 Activities for Children with Autism and Their Families
05/17/2021
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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Natasha Halseth, fiancé Trent and their dog Shelby.
Natasha Halseth - Director of Human Resources
05/17/2021
Natasha Halseth is SWMetro's new Director of Human Resources.
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Ramadan
Ramadan 2021
05/12/2021
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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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.