High School Years
AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a proven, in-school elective college readiness class that prepares students in grades 6-12 for college and career readiness.
Career and Technical Education (CTE) provides quality, relevant, rigorous educational programming that prepares learners for high-wage, high-skill and in-demand careers.
Each comprehensive high school will offer four Career Fields with at least one Career Pathway for each field. Career Fields allow students to gain foundational career knowledge and skills.
Creating learning environments where all students make connections to what they are learning and teachers meet the learning needs of students, contributing to successful academic outcomes.
Digital Learning is an instructional strategy that tailors teaching and learning to Saint Paul Public School’s diverse student body.
All of our virtual courses are taught synchronously by SPPS teachers and are available to all SPPS secondary students.
Our dual language immersion programs provide literacy and content instruction through two languages and a multicultural perspective.
(SPPS) offers content based English language instructional programs and services to meet the varied needs of English learners.
Genius Squad members participate in, lead, and assist with technology integration in a wide variety of ways at their respective schools.
Indigenous Integration provides lessons and resources across content areas to meet Minnesota State Standards that specifically mention Anishinabe and Dakota people.
All 5th, 8th and 9th grade students participate in individual advising meetings with their school counselor. Topics vary and can include growth in self-awareness, academic progress, career planning, and post-secondary planning.
Library Services empowers students and staff to become enthusiastic readers, critical thinkers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information.
All SPPS students create a Personal Learning Plan (PLP). The PLP gives students opportunities to identify their strengths, skills and interests and connect them to careers that may interest them.
Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) is a program that allows 10th-, 11th- and 12th-grade students to earn both high school and college credit while still in high school.
Talent Development and Acceleration Services (TDAS) celebrates the abilities, interests and needs of students through challenging and varied curriculum.