SLP Online

A student doing online schooling

SLP Schools Online is Spring Lake Park Schools’ fully online learning option for students in grades K-12. At SLP Schools Online, students experience learning specific to their individual strengths, interests and needs covering the same concepts as their in-school peers but tailored to an online environment.

Learning is facilitated by Spring Lake Park Schools teachers who have extensive experience teaching online. Each student uses a district-issued technology device (iPad), and has access to support services, including social workers, school psychologists, English as a second language and special education teachers.

SLP Schools Online is open to any student who lives in Minnesota at no additional cost. SLP Schools Online for grades K-12 is approved by the Minnesota Department of Education for this school year and beyond.

Grades K-8 

Grades k-8 in a blue cirlce

The K-8 learning model is similar to Spring Lake Park Schools' extended flexible learning (distance learning) model in the 2020-2021 school year.

  • Students will engage in a blend of "live" learning (synchronous) and “on demand” work (asynchronous) tailored to groups of learners based on next steps in their learning.
  • Learning experiences include opportunities for specific content-area learning (language arts, math, social studies, science), as well as opportunities for interdisciplinary, project-based learning.
  • Spring Lake Park Schools teachers serve as learning advocates who design learning experiences, facilitate individual and small group work, assess progress and determine next steps in learning.
  • Students may be grouped both within their grade level, and at times across grade levels, for their learning experiences based on enrollment.
  • SLP learning advocates (online teachers) will work with families to ensure students get learning experiences in   music, art, and physical education in a variety of ways.
  • Schedules will be developed during the first two weeks of school for groups of learners, based on their strengths, interests, and needs. SLP learning advocates (online teachers) will communicate with students and families as schedules are developed.

K-6 Spanish Immersion online

pandemic learning option

We will offer a fully online option for Spanish Immersion students as the pandemic lingers. At this time, there are very few families who have expressed interest in this model. We need to understand the commitment from families in order to design the best experience possible. We encourage families to enroll as soon as possible if this is your preferred model for first trimester.

Enrollment and Questions

The deadline to enroll for the first trimester of the 2021-2022 school year has passed and this program is at capacity. If you are still interested in enrolling at this time, you will be placed on a wait list.

  • If you are a current SLP student/family, please email enrollment@district16.org to change your enrollment from your home school to SLP Online. 
  • If you are new to Spring Lake Park Schools, please Enroll online following the district enrollment process for Resident Grades 1-12 Enrollment or Non-Resident Grades 1-12 Enrollment. 
  • If you have questions about SLP Schools Online K-8, please contact Kim Fehringer, principal on assignment, 763-600-5000.

Past K-6 SLP Online Newsletters

Past 7-8 SLP Online Newsletters

Grades 9-12

Grades 9-12 in red circle

The high school experience provides students choice in the time, place, path and pace of their learning as they develop both academic and life competencies aligned to state standards.

 
  • Spring Lake Park High School teachers facilitate learning primarily through asynchronous, “on demand,” learning experiences.
  • Virtual “live” sessions and/or small group learning experiences also will be defined for each course.
  • Each student is assigned a learning advocate, an SLP teacher, who checks in with students and families frequently to understand a student’s progress and provide direct learning support.

Families of students in grades 9-12, please reach out directly to Spring Lake Park High School, 763-600-5100. to learn more about full-time online and flexible (hybrid) options available.