Non-Uniform Days

On Non-Uniform days, students may wear clothes other than their standard uniform. We ask that students be respectful, appropriate and demonstrate neatness, cleanliness, and modesty in their appearance on non-uniform days. No hats allowed. Non-uniform days for the year are:

  • November 27th, 2019
  • December 20th, 2019
  • March 6th, 2020

Coupon Non-Uniform Days

Donate 3 used uniforms in good condition to school and earn one coupon to redeem for a non-uniform day on one of the designated Coupon Non-Uniform Days.
  • Friday, November 8, 2019
  • Friday, March 20, 2020

Spirit Wear Days

To enhance school spirit and build a closer community, St. Croix Prep will have days when students may wear Spirit Wear in lieu of their uniform. Blue or black jeans may be worn on these days. Students may wear all previously issued St. Croix Prep Spirit Wear attire, athletic participation shirts, and event clothing and all items noted in the Spirit Wear Store.

  • September 20th, 2019
  • October 16th, 2019
  • February 7th, 2020
  • April 3rd, 2020
  • May 15th, 2020 - FIELD DAY – K-6 ONLY​
  • May 29th, 2020


  • November 14th, 2019


  • November 15th, 2019

9:30am-4:00pm (no school for LS students only)

  • January 30th, 2020


  • January 31st, 2020

9:30am-4:00pm (no school for LS students only)

Picture Day

  • September 10th, 2019

Retakes on October 15th, 2019

Testing Calendar

October 2019

  • Benchmarks & STEP - October 23-29
  • Reteach/Review - October 29-31
  • Reteach/Review - October 29-31

January 2020

  • Benchmarks & STEP - January 6-13
  • Reteach/Review - January 13-16

February/March 2020

  • Access for ELL - Feb 3-March 6
  • Benchmark & STEP - March 16-23
  • Access for ELL - March 23-27

April 2020

  • MCA Reading - 3rd and 4th Grade - April 24th
  • MCA Math - 3rd and 4th Grade - April 27th
  • MCA Make-Up - April 27th and 28th
  • Benchmarks & STEP - May 11-22
  • Reteach/Review - May 22-28

MCA (Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment) is the MN state required assessment to meet state and federal legislative requirements

Lower School Assessment Vocabulary

Formative Assessments

Include on-going assessments, anecdotal records, quizzes, and diagnostic tests, reviews, and observations in a classroom. Teachers use formative assessment to improve instructional methods and student feedback throughout the teaching and learning process. The results of formative assessments are used to modify and validate instruction.

Formative “Benchmark” Assessments

Are used intermittently (weekly, bi-weekly, or end of quarter) to determine mastery of MN standards. These may include, but are not limited to:

  • Imagine It! Reading benchmarks, grades K-4
  • RIGGS orthography, phonics, writing,
  • Saxon Math, grades K-4,
  • STEP (Strategic Teaching and Evaluation of Progress), grades K-4

Summative Assessments

Summative evaluations are used to determine if students have mastered specific competencies, identify instructional areas that need additional attention, and evaluate the effectiveness of instructional programs at the end of an academic year or at a pre-determined time. Summative assessments include statewide and national tests. The ACCESS and Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) are administered once per year.

  • ACCESS assessments for EL students, grades K-4
  • Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA), grades 3-4