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Enrollment Policy

St. Croix Preparatory Academy seeks to provide equal educational opportunity for all students.  St. Croix Prep does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender, marital status, parental status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual orientation or age.  St. Croix Prep also makes reasonable accommodations for disabled students.

St. Croix Preparatory Academy contracts with a licensed Director of Special Education and has licensed special education faculty members for such special education services as are determined necessary for its students.

2018-2019 School Year

St. Croix Preparatory Academy began accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year on August 28, 2017.  Students who submitted applications after the January 4, 2018 deadline webe admitted if there are any remaining openings, or added to a waiting list. Applicant priority will be based on the order the applications are received.

Any Minnesota child in the offered grades is eligible to enroll, but parents/guardians must complete the SCPA Enrollment Form to register their children. In addition, to accept a placement we suggest that all families attend a welcoming orientation session and participate in informal student testing to ensure proper academic placement. We will send information about these activities to all students who are admitted.

2019-2020 School Year — Open Enrollment Dates Established

St. Croix Preparatory Academy will begin accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year on August 27, 2018.  Students who submit applications after the January 4, 2019 deadline will be admitted if there are any remaining openings, or added to a waiting list. Applicant priority will be based on the order the applications are received.  Look for more detailed information during the summer.

Board Decision related to Wisconsin Residents – Attention New Applicants!

On January 23, 2018, the Board of St. Croix Prep changed its policy regarding Wisconsin residents.  As a condition of enrollment at St. Croix Prep, students must maintain a primary Minnesota residency.  This change is due to a change in interpretation, by the Minnesota Department of Education, regarding out-of-state student enrollment.

Kindergarten Readiness

St. Croix Preparatory Academy follows Minnesota Statute 120A.20(b) and will not accept students into a Kindergarten class unless they are at least five years of age on September 1 of the calendar year in which the school year for the pupil seeks admission commences.  Kindergarten assessments will be conducted with children who will be five years of age prior to September 1 of that year.  Assessments will consist of identifying information in the areas of number sense, reading and writing literacy, self-regulation skills, and social/emotional development.

Kindergarten Camp in the month of August is strongly recommended for all children entering Kindergarten, to transition them into the school, to engage them in academic skills and stamina necessary for all-day Kindergarten, and to build a relational foundation of familiarity with their teacher(s) and peers.

Lottery Procedures

In the event St. Croix Prep has more applicants than open spaces at any grade level, the School will conduct a lottery to determine students who are offered enrollment at the school and those students who are placed on waiting lists.  Click here for a copy of the Lottery Procedures.

Sibling Preference

Siblings of currently enrolled students who submit an application will receive preference for admission.  In the event we have more sibling applicants than open spaces at any grade level, we will conduct a lottery among all of the sibling applicants provided the sibling status is still valid.  Siblings who are not chosen in the lottery will be placed on a waiting list and notified promptly if a space becomes available.

Nondiscrimination Policy and Notice

St. Croix Preparatory Academy  (SCPA) does not discriminate in any manner on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation/identity, or disability in the full utilization of or for benefit from SCPA, or the services rendered thereby to any person in violation of Minnesota Statutes Section 363A.13.  Click here for a copy of the entire Nondiscrimination Notice.