April 3, 2018 - Schedule for Students

March 09, 2018
Calendar image - April 3rd

Stillwater Area High School

BARR Enrichment, Assessment, & Graduation Prep

April 3, 2018

Tuesday, April 3 will be a unique day at Stillwater Area High School. Classes will not be in session on this day. The purpose of this day is to provide the time necessary for grade-level initiatives in: high-stakes assessments that measure proficiency on college and career benchmarks, assessing state standards in reading, a focus on mental and chemical health, science & math enrichment via a field trip, and preparing seniors for graduation.

9th Grade students will be spending a day of learning outside of the classroom. In the morning (7:40-9:30), students will develop knowledge and skills in navigating chemical and mental health. A guest speaker and breakout sessions will be offered in these very important areas of “whole child” health. The rest of the day is committed to enriching science and math knowledge through field trips to either the MN Science Museum or the MN Zoo.  Click HERE for more information.

10th grade students will be taking the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment for Reading on April 3. This assessment is necessary to measure our students' growth and proficiency of the state standards, meet legislative requirements, provide data for future course placement, and give feedback on college and career readiness. More specific information about April 3 and the MCA Reading exam will be forthcoming.

11th grade students will be taking the ACT on April 3, at no cost to families. This assessment is used for most college and university admission requirements. The ACT Plus Writing has five components: English, mathematics, reading, science and writing. All 11th grade students will have the opportunity to take this exam or to opt out in writing with parent permission. More specific information about April 3 and the ACT will be forthcoming.

12th grade students will be excused from school on April 3 with the exception of a mandatory graduation meeting that will take place between 9:30 and 2:00.  This meeting will last approximately one hour and will be held in the auditorium. See schedule below. Seniors should enter and exit the building through the auditorium entrance.  There will be no access to classroom areas while testing is going on.


9th Grade Educational  Field trip

10th Grade MCA Reading11th Grade ACT Test12th Grade Class Meetings

7:40 a.m.-9:30 a.m.

Auditorium & First Floor C Wing

7:40 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

MCA Testing in assigned rooms


7:40 a.m.-12:20 p.m.

ACT Testing in assigned rooms

9:30 a.m.

RPC Meeting in Auditorium

9:30 a.m.

Load buses to off-site destination

11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Lunch in Cafeteria

12:25 p.m.-12:55 p.m.

Lunch in Cafeteria

10:30 a.m.

GPC Meeting in Auditorium

Return by 2:10 p.m.

12:10 p.m.-12:55 p.m.

Study Hall in assigned Testing Rooms

1:00 p.m.-2:10 p.m.


12:00 p.m.

WPC Meeting in Auditorium


1:00 p.m.-2:10 p.m.



1:00 p.m.

BPC Meeting in Auditorium