• It is easier for children to be successful in school when families participate in their school experience. There are many things that even the busiest families can do to support their child’s learning in and out of school. Listed below are resources on good study habits, how to reduce test anxiety, easy activities that promote learning, and much more. 

    SPPS Resources

    Learning Tips for Parents
    Visit SPPS' Family Engagement & Community Partnerships website for tips on: making the most of learning at home; how to help reluctant learners; making the most of parent-teacher conferences, and more. 

    Graduate to Something Great
    Developed by SPPS, this guide provides great tips for families on how to navigate the school experience from prekindergarten to high school, and on to college.

    Find after school and summer youth programs and activities near your home or school. Youth can participate in free or low-cost programs and activities to help them gain essential social, emotional and academic skills.

    External Resources

    Saint Paul Public Library - Student support services:

    • Homework Rescue
      Provides a variety of free tutoring services through a service called HelpNow, powered by Brainfuse. Services are provided in both English and Spanish, including homework, learning academic skills, and assistance in writing term papers.
    • Homework Centers 
      Students of all ages can drop in and work on their homework independently or with the help of volunteer tutors at the library.
    • Homework Resources
      Provide websites, databases, and other homework resources for all ages.
    • Library Go
      LibraryGo virtual cards provide SPPS students with access to all of the library's digital resources including databases, eBooks and up to 5 physical book checkouts that can support student's classroom learning, history day, science and English research projects.
    • Reading tutors through Reading Together
    • College Preparation
    • smARTpass
      smARTpass is an arts access program open exclusively to Twin Cities metro area public library patrons.Use your library card to reserve free or discounted admission to a wide range of arts experiences.
    • Study at the library

    SchoolFamily.com (K-12)
    A website focused on helping parents help their kids make the most of their school year by providing families with expert insight, information and resources.