Choose SPPS - School Choice

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    It's time to choose a great school!

    At Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS), our mission is both bold and simple: to inspire students to think critically, pursue their dreams and change the world. Picking the best school for your child is one of the hardest decisions a parent has to make. At SPPS, we have the right school for your child to meet their full potential.

    Explore this website to watch video content about SPPS's schools and programs, view the open house calendar, get answers to frequently asked questions, and find steps on how to apply.

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  • Apply Now for the 2022-23 School Year!
    When you have picked up to two schools where you would like to apply, fill out an online application at spps.org/apply.

    WHO SHOULD APPLY?

    An application is required if:

    • Your child is currently enrolled and requests a different school
    • Your child's school is closing or merging due to Envision SPPS and you do not want to attend the school where you have a seat saved
    • Your child is new to Saint Paul Public Schools

    Applications are typically not required for students who are:

    • Continuing at their current school or magnet program to the next grade level
    • Residents of Saint Paul currently enrolled at SPPS who are entering kindergarten, grades 6 or 9 and are following their school’s enrollment pathway. To view school pathways, review the school charts in the 2022-23 School Selection Guide.


Why Choose SPPS

  • At Saint Paul Public Schools, we will help your child discover the kind of student they want to be and match them with schools that will help them reach their potential.

    Hmoob - Español - Karen - Soomaali

     


Discover An SPPS School You'll Love

  • Learn
    Use School Finder to confirm your Area and Community School Zone, then review your school choice options.


    Decide
    List up to two schools on your application. Your school choices are considered in the order you list them.


    Apply
    When you have picked up to two schools where you would like to apply, fill out an online application at spps.org/apply.




Frequently Asked Questions

      English

      • What happens if I submit more than one application?

      • If we decide to apply to a different school, will my child lose their place at their current school?

      • Can my child attend the elementary school nearest to our daycare rather than our Area school?

      • If we live close to a school, are we automatically accepted?

      • How can we improve our chances of getting our child into a particular school?

      • Do I have a better chance of getting into my first-choice school if I apply earlier than the deadline?

      • Is my child guaranteed acceptance to one of my school choices listed on the application?

      • What if we apply after the priority application deadline?

      • What happens when my child is accepted to Saint Paul Public Schools?

      • What happens if my student is not accepted into one of the schools we selected?

      • Can my child’s name be on more than one waiting list?

      Español

      • ¿Qué sucede si envío más de una postulación?

      • ¿Si decidimos postular a una escuela diferente, ¿perderá mi niño su cupo en su escuela actual?

      • ¿Puede mi niño asistir a la escuela primaria que está más cerca de nuestra guardería en vez de la escuela en nuestra área?

      • ¿Cómo puedo mejorar mis opciones de que nuestro niño quede en una escuela en particular?

      • ¿Tengo mayores opciones de quedar en mi primera opción escolar si postulo antes del plazo?

      • ¿Se garantiza que mi niño será aceptado en una de mis opciones escolares de la postulación?

      • ¿Qué pasa si postulamos después del plazo?

      • ¿Si vivimos cerca de una escuela, estamos aceptados automáticamente?

      • ¿Qué pasa cuando mi niño es aceptado en las Escuelas Públicas de Saint Paul?

      • ¿Qué sucede si mi estudiante no es aceptado en una de las escuelas que elegimos?

      • ¿Puede mi niño estar en más de una lista de espera?

      Hmoob

      • Yuav ua li cas yog kuv xa ntau tshaj ib daim ntawv teev npe?

      • Yog peb txiav txim siab tso npe rau lwm lub tsev kawm ntawv no kuv tus me nyuam puas plam nws qhov chaw hauv nws lub tsev kawm ntawv tam sim no?

      • Kuv tus me nyuam puas mus kawm tau rau lub tsev kawm ntawv theem qis (elementary) uas nyob ze qhov chaw zov nws es tsis kawm lub ntawm peb Cheeb Tsam?

      • Yuav ua li cas peb tus me nyuam thiaj muaj feem ntau zog tau mus kawm rau ib lub tsev kawm ntawv twg?

      • Kuv puas yuav muaj feem ntau zog mus kawm rau thawj lub tsev kawm ntawv uas kuv xaiv yog kuv xa ntaub ntawv teev npe mus ua ntej hnub kawg rau kev teev npe kawm ntawv?

      • Puas yuav lav tau hais tias kuv tus me nyuam yuav tau mus kawm rau ib lub tsev kawm ntawv uas kuv xaiv tseg nyob rau hauv kuv daim ntawv teev npe kawm ntawv?

      • Yuav ua li cas yog tias peb teev npe tom qab hnub kawg rau kev teev npe kawm ntawv?

      • Yog hais tias peb nyob ze rau ib lub tsev kawm ntawv twg, puas txhais tau hais tias lub tsev kawm ntawv ntawd yeej yuav txais peb xwb?

      • Yuav ua li cas thaum Tsoom Fwv Tsev Kawm Ntawv Nroog Xees Phos (SPPS) txais kuv tus me nyuam mus kawm ntawv lawm?

      • Yuav ua li cas yog hais tias kuv tus me nyuam tsis raug txais mus kawm rau ib lub tsev kawm ntawv uas nws xaiv hauv daim ntawv teev npe?

      • Kuv tus me nyuam puas nyob tau rau ob daim ntawv tos npe?

      Karen

      Soomaali

      • Maxaa dhici doona haddii aan soo gudbiyo wax ka badan hal codsi?

      • Haddii aan iskuul kale soo codsanno, ilmahaygu miyaa laga saarayaa iskuulka uu hadda dhigto?

      • Ma dhigan karaa ilmahaygu dugsiga hoose ee ugu dhow xannaannada caruurta intii uu dhigan lahaa iskoolka xaafaddeenna ku yaallo?

      • Sidee baan kor ugu qaadi karnaa fursadaha aan ilmahayga ugu heli karo iskuul gaar ah?

      • Miyaan haystaa fursad wanaagsan oo aan ku helo iskuulka koowaad ee aan xushay haddii aan codsiga soo gudbiyo ka hor xilligii kama-dambeysta ahaa?

      • Miyaa Ilmahayga loo hubaa oggolaanshaha mid ka mid ah iskuulladaan doorannay ee codsiga ku qoran?

      • Maxaa dhacaya haddaan codsiga soo dirno wakhtiga kama-dambeysta ka dib?

      • Haddii aan ku nool nahay meel u dhow iskuul, si toos ah miyaa naloo aqbalayaa?

      • Maxaa dhacaya marka ilmahayga aqbalaan dugsiyada dadweynaha ee Saint Paul Public Schools?

      • Maxaa dhacaya haddii aan ilmahayga laga aqbalin mid ka mid ah iskuulladii aan u codsaday?

      • Waa maxay liiska sugitaanka?

      • Magaca ilmahaygu ma ku jiri karaa in ka badan hal liis oo ah sugitaanka?

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