Community School of Excellence
Hmong Language & Culture School

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Main Campus
PreK-8th Grade
270 Larpenteur Ave. W.
St. Paul, MN 55113

P: (651) 917-0073
F: (651) 489-0181

High School Campus
9th-12th Grade
240 Plato Blvd. E.
Saint Paul, MN 55107

P: (651) 282-0169
F: (651) 489-0181

What's New?

Mask Requirement Continuation

A month ago CSE shifted to a phased approach to reducing the COVID-19 Preventions that were put into place this fall. We have:

  • removed the health questionnaires at the front

  • removed temperature checks for students and guests

  • removed the cap on the number of guests that can join CSE activities and events

  • removed restrictions with water fountains

  • removed desk shields over spring break

Due to an overwhelming response to the possibility of lifting the mask requirement, we asked both families and staff on what they would like to do.

During Spring Conferences, we surveyed families and 60% of our families surveyed would like to continue wearing masks until the end of the school year.

Out of 141 Staff responses 47.1% would like to continue wearing masks until the end of the school year and 36.2% would like it to be optional.

We have decided to continue wearing masks for the safety and health of both our families, students and staff. Thanks everyone for your continued support of our school community!

Bao Vang, CEO and Kazoua Kong-Thao, CAO

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COVID 19 Safety Plans Update

Please be aware that procedures for Community School of Excellence may be different than those of our neighboring districts.

Dear CSE Parent/Guardian

On March 16, 2022, the Board of Directors approved a phased reduction in our COVID-19 safety plan. Based on the low rates of COVID-19 currently in both the school and the Counties where families reside in, we have developed a phased approach in addressing the decrease in COVID-19 rates.

Effective immediately:

  • Guest COVID-19 check in questions and temperature checks

  • Student temperature checks when buses arrive at CSE in the morning

  • Limits on the number of guests allowed for events (i.e. PTO participation, International Night)

  • Water fountains will be accessible for students to use

After Spring Break, we will continue to monitor the rates in our communities. If the rates continue to be LOW in both the school and surrounding areas, we will review the requirement for face masks.

We appreciate your continued support in ensuring that our young scholars and staff are protected throughout the year with the COVID-19 safety measures.

Please note that we will continue to monitor and work closely with the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and make the necessary changes to continue to keep our school community safe during this pandemic.


Bao Vang, CEO and Kazoua Kong-Thao, CAO


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We are no longer accepting Enrollment Applications for the current 2021-22 school year.

Now accepting Fall 2022-23 Enrollment Applications.

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