Columbia Heights Public Schools serves learners from birth through adulthood. Our goal is to provide our students with the skills, knowledge, tools and support they need to excel both in and out of the classroom and to provide them with a strong foundation that will ensure further success in life.
We are here to assist new students and families with the adjustment to a new school, community, and possibly a new country. CHPS serves the communities of Columbia Heights, Hilltop and the southern third of Fridley. Families outside of this area may apply for open enrollment.
To register for Mini Adventures or Adventure Club child care, contact the Community Education Department at 763-528-4517
To enroll your student in one of our schools (PreK 4 through grade 12), download the enrollment packet below or pick up a packet at the District Center. Completed paperwork can be faxed to 763-528-4529, emailed to SaavedraL@colheights.k12.mn.us or dropped off in person at the Placement Center at 1440 49th Ave NE, Columbia Heights, MN 55421.
Online enrollment may be available for your family! To begin this process, email Enrollment@colheights.k12.mn.us with the information below. You will receive an email response from our staff with the next steps in the process.
- Student full legal name
- Student birthdate
- Student grade for current school year
- Desired start date
- Home address
- Parent name
- Phone number
The school you will attend is based on where you live. Review the boundary maps below to see what school attendance area you live in.
Would you prefer you student to attend a Columbia Heights Public School other than the one assigned by attendance area? Apply for a boundary exception.
Click the links to view the walking boundary maps:
If you are not a resident within the Columbia Heights Public School district you may still be able to have your student(s) register in one of our schools. Minnesota Statute 124D.03 allows all Minnesota's public school students the opportunity to apply to attend a school outside of the student's home district by open enrolling. Families are encouraged to apply before January 15 of each year to have the best chance of being admitted to one of our schools.
Download the free PreK Open Enrollment Form (Spanish)
Download the K-12 and Early Childhood Special Education Open Enrollment Form (Spanish)
There is no charge for open enrollment; however, the student and his/her family is responsible for providing their own transportation. Transportation options are sometimes available by contacting the schools transportation department. Please know that Open Enrollment applicants are accepted depending on space availability.
Please call 763-528-4426 before filling out an Open Enrollment form to verify availability.