Registration for the 2021-2022 school year is here. Check out options for new, flexible modes of learning to meet each student's learning preferences, including school-based, flex (hybrid), and online. Explore courses and find everything you need to officially register for next year.
As is true every year, student interest in courses and different modes of learning will determine what we will offer. Find information about:
If you have questions about the registration event or process, contact SLPHS Associate Principal Steve Brady, at 763-600-5119 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
High school registration for 2021-2022 is now open. This is the first peek students and families will have at courses for next year - and new, flexible modes of learning being offered to meet each student's learning preferences and needs.
We're taking what we learned this year and offering more choices for school-based, hybrid/flex schedules and online learning.
8th grade families - sign up to chat with our SLPHS counselors
There are multiple ways to explore the courses available for the
2021-2022 school year.
Online Course Guide
Use the Online Registration Guide to easily navigate to the courses you're most interested in or scroll through course possibilities. You can filter by keyword, grade level or content area. Check out the course guide.
Students will work with their counselor the week of April 5 and use Infinite Campus to register for their 2021-2022 courses. Registration opens March 31 and closes April 16.
Learning Modes for the 2021-2022 School Year
We've all learned a lot through a year of pandemic and specifically about how we learn best. As we plan for 2021-2022 school year, we're offering students new, flexible modes of learning to meet each student's learning preferences and needs. There are three “modes” of learning for which we’re measuring student interest, school-based, flex (hybrid) and online.
School-based and classroom-based learning is done at school, in-person, five days per week.
9th and 10th grade
Students in 9th and 10th grade who select school-based as their primary mode of learning will have a choice between two schedules for their four core courses – a tradition day (6 periods) or a flexible day. After this choice is made, students will be placed on teams in that schedule.
Traditional day (6 periods)
Each of the four core content areas meet daily, one 50-minute period per course
Day flows on a 6-period “bell” schedule
Electives are two, 50-minute period per day
Four core content areas use flexible schedules; time spent on each core content area may vary day-to-day
Day does not follow a “bell” schedule
Electives are two, 50-minute periods per day
11th and 12th grade
Students in 11th and 12th grade have many choices for how to attain their remaining core and elective credits. Students in these grades will choose courses. For each course, students will select their preferred mode of learning for that course. Classroom-based courses meet five days per week at school.
If a student selects all classroom-based courses, they will be at school each day for learning. Student can mix and match modes of learning by course.
Flex (hybrid) learning is done at school 2-3 days per week (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays) and independently other days.
9th and 10th grade
Students in 9th and 10th grade who select flex (hybrid) as their primary mode of learning will learn 2-3 days per week at school (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays) and other days from anywhere. After this choice is made, students will be placed on teams in the same schedule.
11th and 12th grade
Students in 11th and 12th grade have many choices for how to attain their remaining core and elective credits. Students in these grades will choose courses. For each course, students will select their preferred mode of learning for that course. Flex (hybrid) courses meet 2-3 days per week at school (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays) and other days from anywhere. If a student selects all flex (hybrid) courses, they will essentially create a full flex (hybrid) schedule. Student can mix and match modes of learning by course.
A full-time online high school experience is available for students through enrollment in SLP Schools Online. High School students may also choose to take one or more online courses within their schedule.
Spring Lake Park High School teachers teach the classes using our curriculum.
Primarily asynchronous online learning experiences students engage in “on demand,” any time day or night.
Some virtual “live” learning sessions and/or small group experiences for each course ensure students gain both academic and life competencies.
Online learning is best for independent learners who excel at learning at their own pace in an “on-demand” environment and may benefit from schedule flexibility.
For full-time online students, a “learning advocate” is assigned and checks in frequently with each student and family to understand student progress and provide direct learning support
Students at all grade levels can choose to co-create their own learning experience with a teacher to achieve identified academic and life competencies. Learning is designed to help the student earn high school credit and connect a student’s passions outside of school and their goals for career and college.
Trimester or yearlong project-based courses.
Learning can happen in a variety of places and ways and is primarily independent learning through research, reading, listening, viewing, participating, and creating.
Teacher is a learning advocate and responsible for supporting and guiding the student on their learning journey.
You will officially register for next year in Infinite Campus. Discuss your options and questions with your current teachers, counselor, advisor and family members. Registration opens March 31, 2021 and closes April 16, 2021.
The purpose of winter registration is to ensure each student has the opportunity to select courses that prepare them for their post-secondary goals while meeting the requirements for high school graduation. Winter registration also helps us determine course sections and staffing for the upcoming school year.
Students are encouraged to plan and select their courses and high school path carefully. Schedule changes after initial registration may only be made for the following reasons:
You failed a course required for graduation
You are missing a course required for graduation
You have not taken a course prerequisite
You would like to increase rigor (Example: Change from Language Arts 10 to Honors Language Arts 10)
You do not have a full schedule
There is an obvious schedule error:
You have already taken a course on your schedule
You are scheduled for the same course more than once during the year
You have a course that conflicts with EL or Special Education programming
Some schedule changes will be made on a space availability basis.
Any schedule change request made after the start of the school year for trimester two or three, must be made at least four weeks before the start of trimester you are requesting a change for. Schedule change requests made after the start of the school year are heavily dependent on space availability and may not be possible.
At the time of commencement, seniors will be recognized in various ways for their cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) and for the academic rigor of their coursework:
Less than 3.0
3.0 through 3.399
High Honors Graduate
3.4 through 3.699
Highest Honors Graduate
3.7 or greater
With Academic Distinction
3.7 or greater
Gold tassel and gold shoulder cord
A minimum of 29 credits of “high rigor” coursework are needed for students to graduate with Academic Distinction. At least four of those credits must have been earned in Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 of their senior year. The Grade Point Average (GPA) used to calculate graduation honors will be calculated at the end of Trimester 2. Students taking second semester PSEO classes will not have these grades or credits considered unless they are officially posted by the college or university and presented for transfer onto the high school transcript by March 9 of their graduating year. Courses of high rigor include the following courses:
The NCAA is a nonprofit association committed to providing opportunity for more than 460,000 college student athletes who compete annually in college sports. A commitment to academics and student-athlete success in the classroom is a vital part of the NCAA’s mission to integrate athletics into higher education. Colleges, universities athletic conferences and other affiliated organizations are NCAA members.
The length of eligibility for a student-athlete varies by division. For instance, a Division I student-athlete has five calendar years to compete in four seasons of competition, while a Division II or III student-athlete has 10 semesters or 15 quarters of full-time enrollment to compete in four seasons of competition.
Students who are interested in NCAA should set up a meeting with their dean to discuss eligibility. They should also speak with their coach often about their interest in competing in college. Visit ncaa.org for more information.
What Makes the SLP High School Experience
Discover some of the more unique elements of the Spring Lake Park High School experience. From many opportunities to earn up to 12 college credits by the end of the 12th grade, to real-world career exploration through Carer and College Pathways to Spanish Immersion and a wide variety of extracurricular activities, this is high school the SLP way.
High school is the perfect time explore potential career paths. Spring Lake Park High School has three Career Pathways that each represent a predicted need for future jobs. Pathways courses help students explore careers, gain skills, work on real-world projects and even earn college credit. Take courses in one pathway – or all three.
Business and Entrepreneurship
Explore marketing, finance, leadership, business management and other sectors. Gain skills to thrive in the business world whether you want to start your own company or join a corporate environment.
Technology, Engineering & Design
Explore the advances and innovation within the design, engineering, and information systems fields. Through hands-on experiences with simulations, projects, case studies, and guest instructors, students will also gain collaborative skills, which is critical to the needs of today’s workforce.
Health & Human Services
Explore careers that meet the basic needs of our communities, including medicine, public health, social services and education. This pathway is full of opportunities for hands-on learning.
A high school diploma is no longer enough. Increasingly, any path beyond high school requires some exposure to college-level rigor. Our goal for each student is simple – 12 college-level credits by the end of 12th grade, or 12x12. There are many routes to achieving 12x12.
At Spring Lake Park High School there are many routes to earning college credit without ever leaving the high school experience. High school counselors can help students make a plan.
Students who have been involved in the Spring Lake Park Schools Spanish Immersion and Juntos programming are welcomed to Spring Lake Park High School with rigorous and engaging courses instructed in the target language of Spanish.
Student participation in athletics and activities is an important part of a student's experience at Spring Lake Park High School. More than 85% of our student participate in at least one athletic or co-curricular activity.
With 14+ boys and girls athletics and 30+ student-interests clubs, there are many opportunities for students to get involved and extend their learning beyond the classroom.
All Events and Activities Are Canceled April 12 After 7 p.m.
All activities and events at Spring Lake Park Schools are canceled after 7 p.m. this evening. Governor Walz has issued a curfew for Anoka, Hennepin and Ramsey counties effective Monday, April 12 at 7 p.m. until Tuesday, April 13 at 6 a.m.