Minneapolis Public Schools
Go-To Student Pass
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The Go-To Card Student Pass program at Minneapolis Public Schools is available to eligible senior high school students at Edison, Henry, North, Roosevelt, Washburn, Wellstone and Expanded Option students at Southwest. Other eligible high school students at South and Southwest will join the program this fall.
Getting ready for your ride
We have tools to help make planning your trip to school easy!
Click on your school below, then simply enter your starting point on our online Trip Planner. It's been set for your first school day on Aug. 26, with an arrival time of 15 minutes before school starts. You can easily change the times to best suit your needs; either way, you'll get your best travel options in seconds.
> See an overview and schedules for the routes that serve your school
For help by phone, call 612-373-3333. Our trip planning experts are standing by. We’re open 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends and holidays. Interpretation services for dozens of languages are available over the phone by request.
What is a Go-To Student Pass?
A Go-To Student Pass is a durable, plastic card that allows unlimited rides on city buses and light rail to and from school instead of riding traditional yellow school buses.
Passes can be used after school hours for other student activities. Students may also use their passes for extracurricular activities before and after school hours.
Benefits of the program
It offers students academic scheduling flexibility and access to a variety of learning opportunities in the community.
Students will have more opportunities to remain at school for academic programs, sports and other activities beyond the regular school day.
Passes are integrated with students’ school identification cards.
Personal language-specific service is provided by Check and Connect staff.
The program supports improved student attendance and retention.
When can I ride?
Go-To Student Passes allow students to ride buses or trains from 5 a.m. until 10 p.m. seven days a week.
Who is eligible?
All transportation-eligible students who attend Edison, Henry, North, Roosevelt, South, Southwest, Washburn, Wellstone and Expanded Option students at Southwest.
Students currently eligible for yellow bus transportation, live within the attendance zone and outside the school walk zone.
Students who qualify for free/reduced lunch.
Students who attend a high school outside of their attendance zone and are not transportation eligible will not be eligible for a Go-To Student Pass.
Students who agree to follow the Minneapolis Public Schools Go-To Student Pass Code of Conduct.
Learn more from Minneapolis Public Schools.
See riding tips from "Metro Man" and "Light-rail Lady". Video courtesy of student members of the Minneapolis Youth Congress.