Open Enrollment Application Deadline - January 15

The Pipestone Area School District welcomes non-resident students through Minnesota's Open Enrollment Program. The application deadline for open enrollment is January 15 of this year. The application is available in November. You may complete the application online, print it, and mail it to Pipestone Area Schools - Deb Bierstedt, 1401 7th St SW, Pipestone, MN 56164, or email it directly to deb.bierstedt@pas.k12.mn.us

Open Enrollment approval/disapproval by the District is communicated to families by February 15 (or thirty days after application for late applications). After receiving approval of your application you must notify Pipestone Area Schools of your commitment to attend.

Transportation is only provided within Pipestone Area Schools boundaries. Open enrolled students should contact Ludolph Bus Service at 507-825-2303 for transportation questions.


Homeschool Information:

Registering with local school district

A parent who teaches homeschool must turn in a Full Report to the student’s resident school superintendent:

  • By October 1 of the first year, the child is homeschooled after reaching age 7.
  • Within 15 days of withdrawing a child from public school to homeschool.

Within 15 days of moving out of a district, the parent must notify the old district of the move. They must turn in the Full Report to the new district by October 1 of the next year.

In subsequent years, the parent turns in a Letter of Intent to Continue to Provide Instruction by October 1 of each year.

If you have questions on open enrollment or homeschool, please contact Deb Bierstedt in the District Office at 507-562-6068 (1) or Email Deb