Dakota Ridge is a community engaged in developing the unique skills of individual students through creative programming and collaboration!
Student Hours: 9:10a – 3:40p / Office Hours: 7:30a – 4:30p
Student Meal Information
Lunch Changes: n/a
Your child may qualify for free or reduced-priced meals. We encourage you to apply online. The process is SAFE, SECURE AND PRIVATE. Follow the easy-to-use, step-by-step screens to enter household information to submit your application (a new application is needed each year).
Welcome to Dakota Ridge School. Dakota Ridge is a school for students with special education services in district 196 who face social, emotional, and behavioral challenges. Dakota Ridge provides a safe place for students to work on social, emotional and behavioral regulation and increase pro-social behavior.
Dakota Ridge uses district curriculum and has a variety of specialists to support student success. Based on each student’s level of necessary support, staff at Dakota Ridge collaborates with schools in the district to develop programming for each student.
News & Announcements
District 196 is partnering with Dakota County and the Dakota County Library to host an upcoming event around mental health and disabilities. It is called “A Community Conversation: To further disability and mental health inclusion in Apple Valley.”
The event is free and open to all residents of Dakota County. Click on the image on the right for more information.
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The District switched to a new student information system this summer.
Beginning the 2018-19 school year, District 196 changed to a new student information system, Infinite Campus.
To that end, this is a reminder to all parents that have not yet created their Campus Parent Portal Account. Completing this task provides the school with essential emergency contact information and also gives consent for the school nurse to administer Tylenol and Ibuprofen. If you need an activation key or other assistance creating your account, please contact Debbie Lesch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dakota Ridge School
4629 144th St. West, Apple Valley, MN 55124 Phone: 952-423-7619 / Fax: 952-423-7610