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Welcome. We're Glad You're Here!

We teach students the academic and social skills necessary to be lifelong learners, with the arts and scientific inquiry at the heart of learning.


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Magnet application window for 2024-25 school year now open

Submit an application by Jan. 5, 2024, to be considered for one of the five elementary magnet schools, by Dec. 15, 2023 for Valley Middle School of STEM, and by Dec. 22, 2023 for the School of Environmental Studies (SES High School)

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District 196 winter weather protocols

Snowstorms and frigid temperatures are all part of Minnesota winters. Here's how we address and communicate during inclement weather.

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Apply today for Educational Benefits Program

Formerly known as the Free and Reduced-Price Meals Program, approved applications are more than just for meals but also provide your school with critical funding. 

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A District 196 Magnet School

Glacier Hills Elementary School of Arts & Science is proud to be an award winning, nationally certified magnet school through Magnet Schools of America. We offer a curriculum that focuses on the arts and science while fostering creativity, curiosity and innovation.


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District 196 is accepting applications from families interested in having their students attend a magnet school in the 2024-25 school year. The deadlines to submit applications are Jan. 5 for the five elementary magnet schools, Dec. 15 for Valley Middle School of STEM and Dec. 22 for the School of Environmental Studies optional high school for juniors and seniors.