Admissions

ADMISSIONS

Seven Hills Preparatory Academy (SHPA) is a free, public charter school that does not require admission tests, no specific academic requirements for applying, and no tuition.   Admission is open to all students who reside in Minnesota.  SHPA accepts enrollment applications in all grades, however, not all grades may have openings.  If applying to our elementary school grade levels, you can apply at both campuses.

SHPA has two campuses and offers the following grades:

Bloomington – Kindergarten through Fifth Grade

Richfield – Kindergarten through Fifth Grade and Sixth Grade through Eighth Grade

SHPA Enrollment Coordinators:

Elementary School – Bloomington/Richfield  (Kindergarten through Fifth Grade):  For all elementary school questions and support, please contact Leslie Rimstad at lrimstad@shpamn.org or 612-314-7603.

Middle School (6th-8th) – Richfield: For all middle school questions and support, please contact Tou Thao at tthao@shpamn.org or 612-314-7604.

School Tours:  

Please see our School Visits Page; Sign Up Geniuses are now live for small group elementary school tours.

Seven Hills Preparatory Academy Enrollment Information:

Please click in to the applicable school year and/or forthcoming events, below, for more information.  Be sure to review the school year’s enrollment procedures and timelines prior to applying to SHPA.  These documents contain valuable insight to our enrollment process.

Important Reminder:  SHPA’s 2022 – 2023 Open Enrollment period began on November 1, 2021 at 12:01am and conclude on January 15, 2022 at 11:59am.   Please click in to the 2022-2023 School Year Open Enrollment, below, for more information and to access the 2022-2023 Online Enrollment Interest Application link is live.

SHPA Enrollment School Years and Events

2021 – 2022 Enrollment Information

The 2021-2022 Seven Hills Preparatory Academy (SHPA) school year began on Tuesday, September 7, 2021.  We will continue to utilize our established waiting lists to fill vacancies throughout the 2021-2022 school year.  SHPA will follow its established enrollment procedures and timeline for the 2021 – 2022 school year.

2021 – 2022 SHPA Enrollment Procedures

2021 – 2022 SHPA Enrollment Timeline

Important Enrollment Reminders for 2021 – 2022:

  • KINDERGARTEN AGE REQUIREMENT: All 2021 – 2022 Kindergarten applicants must be 5 years old, on or before September 1, 2021 in order to qualify for Kindergarten, no exceptions.  SHPA does not conduct screening for students younger than the date listed above.
  • APPLYING THROUGH SCHOOLMINT: SHPA will continue to accept applications for all grade levels throughout the 2021-2022 school year.  Grade level wait lists will be utilized to fill vacancies.  Create one SchoolMint account for your family, you can add multiple children under the one account.  Please carefully check the school campus and school year for which you are applying.  SHPA is not responsible for errors on applications in SchoolMint.
  • 2021 – 2022 SHPA SCHOOLMINT WAIT LISTS: The 2021 – 2022 SHPA grade level wait lists are only good for one enrollment cycle:  February 2021 – June 2022.

2022 – 2023 Open Enrollment Information

Thank you for considering Seven Hills Preparatory Academy (SHPA) for your student(s) educational journey!  SHPA’s 2022 – 2023 Open Enrollment period will begin on November 1, 2021 at 12:01am and conclude on January 15, 2022 at 11:59am. 

  • Applying during this time period with our online enrollment interest application (SchoolMint) will make your student eligible for our February 2022 lottery for our open spots and wait lists.  However, this inital step does not guarantee a spot at SHPA at any grade level; this is only the first step in the process.
  • Any applications received AFTER January 15, 2022 will be NOT be a part of the lottery and placed at the bottom of the established waiting list in the order in which it was received.

SHPA will follow its established enrollment procedures and timeline for the 2022 – 2023 school year.

 

Important Enrollment Reminders for 2022 – 2023:

  • KINDERGARTEN AGE REQUIREMENT: All 2022 – 2023 Kindergarten applicants must be 5 years old, on or before September 1, 2022 in order to qualify for Kindergarten, no exceptions.  SHPA does not conduct screening for students younger than the date listed above.
  • APPLYING THROUGH SCHOOLMINT: SHPA will continue to accept applications for all grade levels throughout the 2022 – 2023 school year.  Grade level wait lists will be utilized to fill vacancies.  By creating one SchoolMint account for your family, you can add multiple children under the one account.  Please carefully check the school campus and school year for which you are applying.  SHPA is not responsible for errors on applications in SchoolMint.
  • 2022 – 2023 SHPA SCHOOLMINT WAIT LISTS: The 2022 – 2023 SHPA grade level wait lists are only good for one enrollment cycle:  February 2022 – June 2023.

This link to apply for the 2022 – 2023 school year will live at 12:01am on November 1, 2021.

Open Enrollment Events:  Our open house events are back, in person, for the 2022 – 2023 enrollment season and they are one of the best ways to learn about our wonderful school community.  PLEASE note, at this time, face masks are required at both SHPA Campuses; regardless of vaccination status.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

  • Richfield Campus Elementary School Open House (grades Kindergarten through Fifth) 
    • Wednesday, November 17, 2021 – 1401 West 76th Street, Richfield MN  55423
    • 5pm – 6pm
      • 5pm – 5:30pm – self guided walking tour
      • 5:30pm – 6:00pm – Richfield Campus Principal’s presentation and question and answer session
  • Richfield Campus Middle School Open House (grades Sixth through Eighth)
    • Wednesday, December 8, 2021 – 1401 West 76th Street, Richfield MN  55423
    • 5pm – 6pm
      • 5pm – 5:30pm – self guided walking tour
      • 5:30pm – 6:00pm – Richfield Campus Principal’s presentation and question and answer session