SLP Online - grades K-6

SLP Schools Online Elementary is Spring Lake Park Schools’ full-time distance learning option for students in grades K-6. Through strong partnership between home and school, students experience learning specific to their individual strengths, interests and needs covering the same concepts as their in-school peers but tailored to them in an online, at-home environment. 

A year of SLP Online Elementary

SLP Online student, David, posing in front of the sea lamprey sign

Spring Lake Park Schools fully online learning model for grades K-6 is just wrapping up its first full year. Core to the experience is a 3-way partnership between at-home learning coaches (usually a parent or guardian), students and learning advocates (a certified Spring Lake Park Schools teacher).

As part of his personalized learning plan, sixth grader David Huston recently learned about sea lampreys in the Great Lakes. His learning took him all the way to the Duluth aquarium. David chose the project focus and his learning was developed and supported by his at-home learning coach, mom, Tina Huston, and teacher Sue Berge.

This year of learning with SLP Schools Online Elementary has included a lot of personalized, engaging and fun projects. David, Tina and Sue meet once a week to create David’s learning plan, talk about goals and reflect on learning. They are a team that’s found its groove. Read more about the SLP Online Elementary experience. 

What's different about this program

Is this a good fit for your student?

  • Does the student have effective communication skills – seek support when needed and practice self-advocacy?
  • Does the student have the skills to work independently (persistence, self-motivation, time management)?
  • Is the student willing to engage with the learning in a meaningful way?
  • Does the student understand the engagement expectations?
  • Is the student comfortable navigating technology and willing to learn about and practice digital citizenship?

Is this a good fit for your family?

  • Does your family have an adult to serve as the at-home learning coach?
  • Does the at-home learning coach understand the role and engagement expectations?
  • Is there a designated learning space in the home that is comfortable, reasonably quiet, and free of distraction?
  • Does the learning space have access to high speed, reliable internet?
  • Is the at-home learning coach comfortable navigating technology and willing to attend a technology orientation?


School Improvement and Innovation Plan

Contact Us

Lisa Cisewski
SLP Schools Online K-6

Attendance line: 763-600-5209



Current online families: We will be asking you to share your intentions for next year over the next few weeks. Watch for our request in your email.

Spring Lake Park Schools families new to online: Email with your request to move your student’s enrollment.

Families new to Spring Lake Park Schools and online: Follow the process to enroll as a new family in SLP Online

SLP Online Handbook

SLP Online Handbook cover

Family Newsletters

Each Wednesday during the school year, SLP Online Elementary families can expect to receive a school newsletter. 

Sample Schedule - Example

Before committing to this model of online learning, it's important for each partner to understand the time commitment and expectations. This sample schedule for a 2-week timeframe provides a snapshot of what a student, at-home learning coach and learning advocate may experience.

A student holding an iPad showing off an online class