The school offers a wide variety of courses to build a strong educational foundation in language arts, mathematics, social studies, agriscience, science, business education, family and consumer science, industrial technology, fine arts, health and physical education. Students have the opportunity to study world languages, including French, Spanish and American Sign Language (ASL).

Rigorous Course Opportunities

Stillwater Area High School offers a six-period day. Students may enroll in three enriched (accelerated) courses: English 9 Enriched and STEM Physical Science in 9th grade and English 10 Enriched in 10th grade.  These enriched courses do not reflect a weighted grade.

Students may enroll in College in the Schools (CIS) or Concurent Enrollment courses, Project Lead the Way courses, along with nineteen different Advanced Placement (AP) courses for weighted course options.


Agriscience courses provide career exploration, career development, and leadership skills related to animals, plants, food and natural resouce career pathways.


The art department offers a variety of classes that explore a range of methods and skills to produce art. The coursework will emphasize creating original pieces in an encouraging and supportive environment. Art history and art analysis will also be integrated throughout the coursework.


The AVID elective is a college readiness system designed to increase schoolwide learning and performance.

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Business and Marketing Education

Courses in business and marketing provide students with essential skills necessary to succeed in the workplace and are based upon the National Business Education Standards Framework, National Skill Standards and ISTE Standards, skills in academic and technical areas.

Computer Science

SAHS’s Computer Science courses provide students with a range of opportunities spanning from beginning Computer Science to AP Computer Science. 

English Learners

Our English Learner (EL) program offers a variety of classes and services for students who need help in learning and becoming fluent in English. All EL students receive the greatest part of their instruction in general education classrooms, but EL staff also collaborate with these content teachers to provide needed language supports.


Health staff serve students to provide mental/emotional and social aspects embedded in classroom and experiential education. Staff provide instruction on nutrition and mental/emotional health.

Industrial Tech

Students in Industrial Tech courses both explore and prepare for technology based career options in our rapidly changing society. Real world elements present in most courses would include; problem solving, critical thinking, hands-on applications, technological solutions, project managment, and teamwork.  

Language Arts

Students develop skills and strategies as critical thinkers while immersing themselves in literacy and written communication. 


Mathematics as a discipline is an important intellectual discipline worthy of study for its logical form as well as for its ability to help stretch our minds to think in ways we never would have thought.


Students participate in high quality performance groups where there are opportunities for each individual student to perform, listen and create music.

Physical Education

The purpose and goal of Physical Education is to develop physically literate individuals who have the knowledge, skills and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity. To pursue a lifetime of healthful physical activity, a physically literate individual will learn the skills necessary to participate in a variety of physical activities. The student will learn the implications and the benefits of involvement in various types of physical activities, participates regularly in physical activity, strives to be physically fit, values physical activity and its contributions to a healthful lifestyle.

Project Lead the Way (PLTW)

Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is the nation's leading provider of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs. Through world-class curriculum, high-quality teacher professional development, and outstanding partnerships, PLTW is helping students develop the skills needed to succeed in the global economy.


Staff serve students seeking to develop knowledge and skills to apply and understand the scientific method of inquiry in their quest to understand living organisms, physical world and properties as well the relationship between all of these areas.

Social Studies

Social Studies offerings provide insights about the past, present and future in an effort to develop curiosity about and sensitivity to the environment in which they live.

Special Services

Special Education services are provided students who meet the Minnesota eligibility criteria of a student with a disability. 

World Language

Proficiency in a second language is a skill that students will be able to use in various aspects of their lives, both professional and personal. Being a language student will help students broaden their worldview which is essential for success in our global society. World language classes allow students to practice their communication skills, improve their literacy and develop their critical thinking skills as they make cultural comparisons.

Career Pathways

Pathway2Possible helps our students better understand their career options, get hands-on experience in a variety of areas, and leave high school with marketable skills and experiences.