Spring Lake Park Schools currently has two K-3 elementary schools, a K-5 Spanish immersion school, a grades 4-5 intermediate school, a grades 6-8 middle school, a grades 9-12 high school, a school for highly-gifted students ages 6-18, and an online distance-learning program. There are also a variety of early learning programs offered for families.
The district’s student enrollment has increased by about 1,000 students in the past 10 years and is projected to increase about 1,000 more students in the next 10 years. The district has conducted an ongoing facilities study to plan for additional classroom spaces to accommodate more students.
Northpoint and Park Terrace staff members believe all students can and will be successful through personalized and engaging learning experiences. Each child is unique and staff work to build meaningful relationships so each student feels valued, inspired, and has a sense of belonging.
Woodcrest Spanish Immersion is a magnet school of choice for kindergarten – fifth grade students. All core subjects, and all interactions between students and teachers are done in Spanish. Beginning in grade three, students experience a dual literacy program; with language arts instruction in both English and Spanish. Staff believe language is the portal to any culture, and a bilingual education will increase access to multiple world cultures for all students.
Westwood Intermediate is located in the same building as Westwood Middle School. One principal oversees the Westwood complex and an associate principal leads each school. Because of the unique grade and building configuration, staff are able to personalize their professional development. Westwood staff foster a strong sense of community and acceptance. Students are placed on teams with four to five teachers, which allows staff to personalize learning for each child during weekly Professional Learning Community (PLC) meetings.
Each day, Westwood Middle School staff work to ensure the academic success of every individual student and help foster a positive learning environment. Staff focus on creating a learning environment that encourages Cooperation, Assertion, Responsibility, Empathy, and Self-Control (C.A.R.E.S.) skills. Staff make learning come alive for students through the use of active learning, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) projects, and access to 1:1 technology.
Staff are focused on preparing each student for college and career success through core and elective course offerings, Advanced Placement courses, a robust advisory program, the district-wide digital 1:1 initiative, and a comprehensive list of co-curricular and extra-curricular offerings. Students have earned recent conference, state and national recognition in dance line, emergency health care, knowledge bowl, science, hockey, swimming, tennis and football. Nearly 96% of Spring Lake Park High School’s graduating seniors have post-secondary plans, including two-year or four-year colleges and universities, technical certification programs, or careers in the military.