College Expectations

St. Croix Preparatory Academy Upper School offers a college preparatory curriculum. Many students begin taking Advanced Placement (AP) tests in their sophomore year. In selecting classes, and in preparing for your high school career, it is important to keep in mind the expectations of the colleges/universities under consideration for your college application.
Click here for a summary of general expectations of highly selective, selective, and traditional colleges and universities:

Weighted Grade Information

College Prep Math

For on-line resouces which include homework problems, skill building exercises, and resource guides, please visit College Prep Math at:

Services Hours for Graduation

As an emphasis upon Character, all students are required to perform 50 hours of service (10 hours in grades 9-11 and 20 hours in grade 12) in order to fulfill their graduation requirements.

Fall 2020 School Opening


  • Distance Learning Model. This is how school operated from March 30 to May 31 with instruction being done while students remain at home.
  • Back to School as Normal. This would be bringing everyone back to school in full attendance.
  • A Hybrid Model. This is a model that is in between the two previously listed, where some students attend one day, others attend another, etc.

Please note:  Per MDE, given local pandemic circumstances, it is possible that schools could use all three models throughout the year.


  • The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) will make the decision during the week of July 27.
  • All MN public schools will be required to adhere to this decision.


  • Current guidance from MDE is that masks will not be required, but their usage is strongly recommended.
  • We will let families make their choice based on this recommendation.

Please note: This guidance from MDE is subject to change.