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 and Open House Enrollment Events:  

Please see our School Visits Page.

Seven Hills Preparatory Academy Enrollment Information:

Please click in to the applicable school year and/or forthcoming events, below, for more detailed 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 Reminders: 

  • 2023 – 2024 SHPA Open Enrollment Period:   Our open enrollment will begin at 12:01am on November 1, 2022.  Click in to the 2023 – 2024 School Year Enrollment section below for more details!
  • 2022 – 2023 School Year Enrollment (current school year):  We still continue to take applications for 22-23 which will be placed at the bottom of your respective grade level wait list in the order in which it was received.  We will continue to monitor for vacancies and fill from our existing wait lists as necessary.

SHPA Enrollment School Years

2023 – 2024 Open Enrollment Open Now Through January 15, 2023

Thank you for considering Seven Hills Preparatory Academy (SHPA) for your student(s) educational journey!  SHPA’s 2023 – 2024 Open Enrollment period will begin at 12:01am on November 1, 2022 and close at 11:59pm on January 15, 2023.

SHPA will follow its established enrollment procedures and timeline for the 2023 – 2024 school year.

 

Important Enrollment Reminders for 2023 – 2024:

  • KINDERGARTEN AGE REQUIREMENT: All 2023 – 2024 Kindergarten applicants must be Five (5) years old, on or before September 1, 2023 in order to qualify for Kindergarten, no exceptions.  SHPA does not conduct screening for students younger than the date listed above.
  • APPLYING THROUGH SCHOOLMINT:  Start the SHPA enrollment process by creating one SchoolMint account for your family; you can add multiple children under the one account.  The 2023 – 2024 Open Enrollment link to SchoolMint will be posted and activated below at 12:01am on November 1, 2022.  Applying through SchoolMint is the first step in our enrollment process and does not guarantee a spot at SHPA at any grade level.
  • DOUBLE CHECK:  Please carefully check the school campus and school year for which you are applying.  We continue to take current school year applications in tandem with our 2023 – 2024 Open Enrollment season. SHPA is not responsible for errors on applications in SchoolMint.
  • JANUARY 15, 2023/11:59AM:  Any applications received AFTER January 15, 2023 will be NOT be a part of the lottery.  These applications will be placed at the bottom of the established waiting list in the order in which it was received.
  • 2023 – 2024 SHPA SCHOOLMINT WAIT LISTS: The 2023 – 2024 SHPA grade level wait lists are established by the running of the lottery and by those applications received AFTER January 15, 2023.  The 2023 – 2024 SHPA wait lists are only good for one enrollment cycle:  February 2023 – June 2024.

2022 – 2023 Enrollment Information

Thank you for considering Seven Hills Preparatory Academy (SHPA) for your student(s) educational journey!  SHPA’s 2022 – 2023 Open Enrollment period is now closed.  However, you can still apply for wonderful school community.  You will receive a wait list number when our lottery is completed and results are released.

  • Applying through SchoolMint is the first step in our enrollment process and does not guarantee a spot at SHPA at any grade level; this indicates your interest and it will produce a wait list number.
  • 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.