Gateway Students Earn Diplomas and College Credit 
    The Gateway to College program gives SPPS students a second chance for earning a high school diploma while obtaining college credits. Through a partnership with Saint Paul College, students who are behind on high school credits or not on track for graduation are provided support for high school graduation and success in college. This year, Gateway students earned more than 600 college credits in addition to their high school diplomas.

Office of College and Career Readiness

  • Create a college and/or career-going community throughout SPPS by supporting students, families, and staff in exploring: dual credit options, career and technical education, and rigorous course work leading to college credit, certification, and/or industry credentials.  

    Help SPPS students of all ages understand that preparation for greatness in college, career, and/or community is achievable with the right planning, preparation, support, and accountability; Provide equitable opportunities to enroll in rigorous academic courses and/or work-based learning experiences, better preparing students to achieve their post-secondary hopes and dreams; Provide the opportunity to, potentially, earn up to 12 college credits upon graduation from high school with the right planning, preparation, support, and accountability; and Guide students to be ready for life after graduation and future greatness in college, career, and/or community.  

    Every person in every school community can help students —in elementary, middle and high school —develop the skills and aspirations that are critical to preparing for college and career.