Value Potential Ability

Everyone has value, potential, and ability.

SouthWest Metro Intermediate District empowers all learners to realize their self-worth through personalized educational instruction, connection to resources, and access to a supportive learning environment.

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, 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 "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.