Admissions

2019-2020

School Year Application

Available Openings

Online Application​

Grades 9-12

Please fill out one form per child.

Hard Copy Application

Grades 9-12

Please fill out one form per child.

Applications for Wait List

Online Application​

Grades K-12

Please fill out one form per child.

Hard Copy Application

Grades K-12

Please fill out one form per child.

Students who submit applications 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 and participate in informal student testing to ensure proper academic placement. We will send information about these activities to all students who are admitted.

2020-2021

School Year Application

August 26th, 2019

Enrollment Opens

Online Application

Grades k-12

Please fill out one form per child.

Hard Copy Application

Grades k-12

Please fill out one form per child.

Online Application​

Grades k-12

Please fill out one form per child.

Hard Copy Application​

Grades k-12

Please fill out one form per child.

January 10th, 2020

Submissions after this date are:

Admitted if there are any remaining openings…

OR

Added to a waiting list.

Students who submit applications after the January 10, 2020 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.

Enrollment Policy

General

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.

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.

Pre-Enrollment

The School Board establishes the open enrollment period for each school year. The open enrollment period is communicated to the local community and school community (e.g. enrolled families and teachers) to facilitate the completion of enrollment applications.

The School Board establishes the open enrollment period for each school year. The open enrollment period is communicated to the local community and school community (e.g. enrolled families and teachers) to facilitate the completion of enrollment applications.)

The School allows for on-line enrollment or paper enrollment application for potential students. All applications are date and time stamped.

Intent to Return Forms

The School asks families of currently enrolled students to complete an “Intent to Return” form, regarding their plans of returning to the School for the following year’s enrollment.

This form is not binding, as all existing students have the right to return to the School regardless of whether or not or how the Intent to Return form is completed. The School uses the responses to provide assistance with the School’s planning and management.

Information Meetings

The School provides Informational Meetings during the open enrollment period. This allows all interested families to learn about the history, mission, philosophy, and educational objectives of the School.

Admissions

  1. Children of SCPA Staff employed at the School
  2. Siblings of already enrolled students
  3. General Admissions.

All applications received during the open enrollment period are automatically accepted for enrollment unless more applications are received than the maximum grade enrollment established by the School Board.

In this situation, all submitted applications for that grade will move to the lottery process, except for siblings of enrolled students, followed by children of licensed teachers employed by the school.

As noted below, in the situation where it arises, siblings and children of licensed teachers will move to their own separate lottery process.

Siblings of already enrolled students, who have submitted a timely application (e.g. by the end of the open enrollment period), will be enrolled if sufficient available seats are open within the grade.

If the number of siblings exceeds any available seats in any grade, a sibling lottery will be conducted, selected siblings will be enrolled, and a sibling wait list will be established. This wait list has preference over the teacher-children and general waiting lists.

Children of employees of the School, who submit a timely application (e.g. by the end of the open enrollment period), are automatically enrolled provided all siblings of already enrolled students who submitted a timely application are enrolled, and provided there is available space in the grade.

If the number of children of teachers exceeds the number of available seats in the grade (after all siblings of already enrolled students are admitted), a teacher-children lottery will be conducted, selected teacher-children will be enrolled, and a teacher children wait list will be established. This wait list has preference over the general waiting list.

Multiple Births (e.g. twins, triplets, etc.). Each student completes a separate application. In a lottery situation, each student receives an individual number/lot in the lottery.

Lottery

If the number of applications received during the open enrollment period exceeds the number of available seats in any grade (and after siblings or enrolled students are already admitted or establish a sibling waiting list; and after children of licensed teachers employed at the School are already admitted or establish a teacher- children waiting list), the School will conduct a general lottery.

All applications for such grade (excluding applications from siblings of already enrolled students and children of licensed teachers employed at the School which were previously admitted/subject to sibling and/or teacher-children lottery) received during the enrollment period will be included in the lottery.

If a student is selected through the general lottery and the student has siblings in other grades, also subject to the lottery, those siblings are automatically enrolled as long as seats are available in that grade.

The School conducts all lotteries through a method of random selection.

Waiting List

Applications received after the open enrollment period expires are automatically accepted for enrollment if there are available seats in that grade.

If there are no available seats in the grade, applications received after the open enrollment period expires are added to the waiting list for that grade, in the order received.

Once all seats in each grade are filled, the lottery continues and establishes a general waiting list for that grade in the order drawn, until all names have been selected.

Waiting lists do not carry forward from year to year. Each open enrollment period is considered a different year. Lotteries and waiting lists are reestablished for siblings, teacher-children, and general admissions.

Enrollment FAQ

Even though the open enrollment period has passed St. Croix Prep always accepts enrollment applications for the current year. Once received, the students are offered available spots in open classes or placed on the waiting list. There are still available spots in some of the grades (specifically grades 10-12).
We began accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year on August 27, 2018. To qualify for the lottery, the deadline for submitting an application was January 4, 2019. St. Croix Prep will continue accepting applications for grades K-12 for the 2019-2020 school yerar. Applications received after January 4, 2019 will be placed on the waiting list (if the class is full).
Per state statute, students who are currently enrolled at St. Croix Prep will have priority in the enrollment process. Families who want to reenroll their children at St. Croix Prep will be asked to fill out an “Intent to Return” form to confirm a space for the next school year.
No. Per Minnesota state statute, each school year is a separate enrollment period. Those students on a waiting list for the 2019-2020 school year will have to submit a separate application for the 2020-2021 school year. Their application will be considered according to the rules of the 2020-2021 open enrollment period. No consideration is given to their status in the previous enrollment period.
Per state statute, siblings have preference in the enrollment process. If a student is currently enrolled in one of the classes, their sibling will have priority in the class in which they have made application. Example: A student is currently enrolled in a 2019-2020 St. Croix Prep class. Their sibling has filled out an enrollment application for the 2020-2021 kindergarten class. There are 40 applicants for the kindergarten class, 10 of who are siblings of those who are already accepted into a St. Croix Prep class. The siblings will be accepted into the kindergarten class. The remaining kindergarten spots will be determined via a lottery.

We will begin accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year on August 26, 2019. The deadline for submitting an application is January 10, 2020. All applications received by the January 10, 2020 deadline will be equally considered. For any grade level where we have more applicants than spaces available, we will conduct a lottery to determine admission for that grade. Applicants who are not chosen in the lottery will be placed on a waiting list and notified promptly if a space becomes available. Applicants will be notified as to the status of their applications as early as possible.

Example:
There are three spots available in the 4th grade class. During the open enrollment period 10 applications for the 4th grade class are received. In accordance with state statutes, first priority is given to siblings of those who have brothers/sisters already enrolled at St. Croix Prep. Assuming there are no siblings in the pool, there will be a lottery (from the 10 applications) to determine who will be accepted. If there are more than three siblings in the application pool, a lottery will be performed (from the sibling pool) to determine who will be accepted. The remaining students (those who were not accepted via the sibling lottery and those who have filled out enrollment applications) will be put on a waiting list.

No. Per Minnesota state statute, each year is a separate enrollment period. Each school year has its own enrollment period and all applications related to that school year will be processed during the related enrollment period. In other words, there are no advantages to submitting an enrollment application for a school year other than the 2019-2020 current school year or the 2020-2021 school year (open enrollment period of August 26, 2019 through January 10, 2020).

For more information please contact the following:

Grades: Kindergarten through 4th Grade
Christine Mehlhorn,
Office Manager
4260 Stagecoach Trail North
Stillwater, MN 55082

Phone: 651-395-5920
Email: cmehlhorn@stcroixprep.org

Grades: 5th Grade through 8th Grade
Kelly Vossen,
Office Manager
4260 Stagecoach Trail North
Stillwater, MN 55082

Phone: 651-395-5950
Email: kvossen@stcroixprep.org

Grades: 9th Grade through 12th Grade
Diane Runge, Office Manager
4260 Stagecoach Trail North
Stillwater, MN 55082

Phone: 651-395-5970
Email: drunge@stcroixprep.org

Shared Time Services

About

In accordance with Minnesota Statute Section 126C.19, St. Croix Preparatory (SCPA) will provide shared time services to Minnesota students that are not enrolled on a full time basis.

Classes will be conducted by employees of SCPA at:

St. Croix Preparatory Academy
4260 Stagecoach Trail North
Stillwater, MN 55082.

The classes available are noted below and have been determined by the administration and faculty of SCPA. Students, and corresponding families enrolled in shared time services must abide by the policies of SCPA. These include, but are not limited to, the Family Handbook, Dress Code, and faculty grading policies. 

 

Available Shared Time Classes

In the Upper School the classes available under shared time services is based on availability. In the Middle School classes currently available under shared time services are within the Band, Orchestra, and Choir offerings.

Enroll in Shared Time Classes

Return this application via email to:

Kelly Vossen

Middle School Office Manager

Diane Runge

Upper School Office Manager

Return this application via mail:

St. Croix Preparatory Academy
4260 Stagecoach Trail North
Stillwater MN,55082 

The Shared Time Enrollment Application does not include the detailed class offering. Upon receipt of the application we will contact you to ensure the student is enrolled in the proper class.