Welcome to Spring Lake Park Schools! We are a vibrant school community serving about 6,200 students from suburbs in the northern Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area.
Each student in Spring Lake Park Schools is known by name, strength, interest and need, leading to personalized student work and learning experiences.
We continue to expand our science, technology, engineering and mathematics learning and redesign traditional learning experiences to help our students become creators, designers, inventors, thinkers and leaders.
Our goal for each student is simple – 12 college-level credits by the end of 12th grade, or 12x12. We offer a variety of ways for students to achieve this goal and leave high school with college credits.
Unleashing teacher creativity using our 3D Design process creates learning experiences that are meaningful, engaging and enhance student success.
The district is well-positioned for the future as a result of strong fiscal management from the school board and district administration.
Our class sizes at all grade levels are among the lowest in the metro area and neighboring districts. We prioritize investing in teaching and specialist positions to maintain low class sizes.
Each day we live our core values as we work with our learners and each other to advance a plan focused on success for each student.
Teacher, Park Terrace
In order to personalize learning, you really have to think about what this child need and every child needs love and compassion and encouragement. I let them know that it's totally okay to do whatever they need to do to continue to move forward because you can't stop until you're proud.
STEM teacher, Westwood
Spring Lake Park is known for its innovation and student centered focus. I want to challenge my students to look outside the box and rely on their own skills, imagination and problem solving skills to create solutions to the problems set before them.
I love having students who maybe thought they would never go to college. Guess what, you're a junior in high school and you have already completed college coursework and sometimes for them, that's a real eye-opener and they realize maybe I should start looking into some opportunities for my future that I never thought that I would do.
SLPHS Class of 2021
I am Panther Proud because Spring Lake Park has provided me with numerous opportunities to grow as both a person and a student. I am eternally thankful that I got the chance to be a part of such a wonderful community.
I was really burnt out at traditional school and nothing interested me, but at Lighthouse I'm allowed to look into things that make me passionate and it brought back my interest in learning things.