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Vermilion Country School offers environmental education, arts and music, and character-building programs, which offer all our students the opportunity to be challenged and supported according to their abilities, skills, and needs. VCS students are dedicated to pursuing academic success.

Vermilion Country School is an independent public school of choice for parents and students. VCS is open to all students and offers a unique educational program where students can expect to receive a quality education.

Vermilion Country School does not charge admission, nor do we have admission requirements to enroll students. We employ licensed teachers and offer services to special education students. VCS students are required to take state and national assessments.


It is the policy of Vermilion Country School to maintain a learning and working environment that is free from harassment, violence or discrimination based on actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex/gender, marital status, disability, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, age, family care leave status or veteran status. VCS prohibits any form of harassment, violence, or discrimination based on actual or perceived protected class status.

Application Process

1. Come for a tour and meet us! To arrange for a tour, Contact Us. Check out our school video: School Video

2. Are you interested in attending? Fill out the online form below and our office will call to inform you if we have space available for your student. If we do not, we will put your student on our waiting list. If we do have space available, then you may begin the enrollment paperwork listed below. Once completed we will submit a records request to your previous school and start working on transportation arrangements (if needed).

As a public charter school, VCS limits its class sizes, depending on the grade and approval by the school’s board of directors. This means that all applicants are not guaranteed to be enrolled, unfortunately. Our maximum enrollment is 55 students.

Once the school hits the enrollment cap, we will have drawings by lottery with siblings of current students holding priority. Further information is available in the school lottery policy.

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ISD 4207

1 Enterprise Drive, Tower, MN 55790

PO Box 629, Tower, MN 55790