Welcome to Flipside
Flipside offers a large variety of enrichment opportunities in art, music & dance, language & culture, health & wellness, social growth, leadership & service, and STEM. Our goal is to provide urban youth with opportunities to explore and discover their passions in a safe, structured, and supportive environment.
- Is absolutely free!
- Offers snack and transportation to eligible students daily
- Monday through Thursday
- Offers a program on nonschool days & summer called Teenventure
Program Evaluation Information
The Flipside afterschool program continually works to improve the program quality and experience for students in order to reach intended outcomes. Parents are given the option to to have their child participate in evaluation activities upon registering for the program. If you choose not to participate in program evaluation activities, please sign and return the form below to your school office. The student survey is also listed below for your review.
There is no cost to you for these programs! Students will be enrolled on a “first come, first served” basis in the classes. Schedules will be handed out to students before the program begins.
Registering for program and classes:
Parents/guardians complete the attached registration form and return it to the Afterschool Coordinator.
Program Begins October 9th
Days and Times:
Monday – Thursday 4:00 pm – 5:45 pm
Session 1: 10/09/17 to 01/10/18
Session 2: 01/16/18 to 05/10/18
The after school program is a voluntary program and unacceptable behavior will result in dismissal from the program. The After School Program Coordinator reserves the right to dismiss students from the After School Program for the day as the result of unacceptable behavior. This will result in the loss of their transportation privilege and therefore may need to be picked up from the After School Program by a parent/guardian. Parents will be notified by phone or mail if a discipline referral occurs. Students who are dismissed on three different dates will be dismissed for the remainder of the current session. Students may enroll in the following session, assuming that the behaviors have been corrected.
- Students are expected to attend ALL DAYS of programming.
- Students who have more than three unexcused absences can be removed from programs. Written notes are due to the after school coordinator upon return to the program for excused absences. Excused absences include any school related overnight field trips.
All students will receive a healthy evening meal, provided by St. Paul Public Schools Nutritional Services.
Transportation- Busing Schedule & Pick Up Expectations:
A bus will be provided for those students who take the bus home on a regular school day. The bus is scheduled to pick the students up from AIMS at 5:45 p.m., and take them to their respective bus stops. We expect all parents/guardians who pick up their children to pick them up by 6:00 p.m. at the American Indian Magnet School main entrance.
- No school nurse is available during the after school program.
- Please remember to contact the school if your address changes throughout the school year.
Please feel free to call 651.744.1264 with any questions regarding the Flipside Afterschool Program.
College & Career Exploration
2019-2020 Field Trips Coming Up
October 17, 2019
November 15, 2019
March 6, 2020
March 31, 2020
April 1, 2020
April 2, 2020
Registration will be available approximately 3 weeks in advance of each trip date at school and on websites.
For Youth Grades K-8
Monday through Thursday
4:00 pm to 5:45 pm
Fall Session: Oct. 9 - Jan. 10
Spring Session: Jan 16 - May 10
Programs held primarily at AIMS
Flipside is sponsored by the Saint Paul Public Schools Alternative Education, Athletics, and Community Education Departments in partnership with the City of Saint Paul Parks and Recreation, and Saint Paul Library. It is partially funded with a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education using federal funding, CFDA 84.287, Every Student Succeeds Act, Title IV B – 21 Century Community Learning Centers. The contents of this publication do not necessarily represent the policy of the Federal Department of Education or the State Department of Education and you should not assume endorsement by the federal or state government.