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.

Summer Office Hours

Monday - Friday 7:30 am -3:00 pm

However, there may be times the building is closed. Please call ahead at 952/423-7619. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

Student Absences

Phone: 952-423-7619

Email: dr.attendance@district196.org

Office Hours: 7:30 am – 4:30 pm

Student Hours: 9:10 am - 3:40 pm

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News & Announcements

Attention Parents: district is switching to a new student information system this summer

Beginning the 2017-18 school year, District 196 will be changing to a new parent portal, ParentVUE. For more information, please go to the district’s website at http://www.district196.org. Additional information and instructions will be provided prior to the start of school in the fall. Thank you.

Independent School District 196 - Dakota Ridge School

4629 144th St. West, Apple Valley, MN 55124 Phone: 952-423-7619

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