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Enrollment Policy

St. Croix Preparatory Academy seeks to enroll a diverse and representative student body, welcoming applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, gender, gender identity, special needs, disabilities or English as a second language status.

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.

2017-2018 School Year

The 2017-2018 school year begins on August 28, 2017.  SCPA currently has openings in grades 10-12.

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, sign a family-school partnership agreement, and participate in informal student testing to ensure proper academic placement. We will send information about these activities to all students who are admitted.

  • For the 2017-2018 Enrollment Policy FAQ document, click here.
  • To complete an on-line enrollment form, click here.
  • To complete a hard copy enrollment form, click here.
  • For more information please call 651-395-5970.

2018-2019 School Year

St. Croix Preparatory Academy began accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year on August 28, 2017.  Students who submit applications after the January 4, 2018 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.

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, sign a family-school partnership agreement, and participate in informal student testing to ensure proper academic placement. We will send information about these activities to all students who are admitted.

  • For the 2017-2018 Enrollment Policy FAQ document, click here.
  • The 2018-2019 on-line enrollment form can be found here.
  • The 2018-2019 hard copy enrollment form can be found here.

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.

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.