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Our School

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A safe, welcoming place to learn

Stillwater Area High School is a large school, made to feel small. Students have all the benefits of a comprehensive high school – with hundreds of courses and activities to choose from – with the personal connections and deeper relationships of a much smaller building. Teachers get to know students, and students also develop close relationships with their peers by being part of the Pony community.

2020-2021 Stillwater Area High School Profile

This doesn't feel like school – it feels like life and we are learning as we go.STUDENT COMMENT

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Academic Culture

Learning is made more meaningful and engaging with:

  • More than 100 elective courses in art, music, agriscience, engineering and more
  • 24 college-level courses (Advanced Placement and College in the Schools)
  • Hands-on projects and real-world problem solving
  • Digital devices and technology
  • Community experts
  • 10th Grade Academy providing select students with additional support in core academic areas
  • AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) study skills and college prep program
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Personalized Learning

Learning is personalized based on each student’s strengths, passions and unique needs:

  • Flex Time - offering opportunities for students to spend time on what they need (tutoring, homework or collaborating on a group project)
  • Community service activities and project-based learning
  • Online and blended learning opportunities
  • Clubs, activities, sports and more
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Social/Emotional Support

Students get to know one another and develop meaningful relationships with staff through:

  • BARR (Building Assets, Reducing Risks), which creates small learning communities of core teachers with ninth graders
  • Link Crew orientation program that pairs ninth graders with upperclassmen
  • College and career planning
  • Support for mental health, chemical health and overall wellness
  • Strong community partnerships

Outstanding Opportunities

Learning Opportunities

  • 100 elective courses
  • 22 Advanced Placement and two College in the Schools courses
  • Award-winning choirs, bands, orchestras
  • Nationally-recognized newspaper, yearbook and literary magazine
  • Unique learning spaces, like the Fabrication Lab, Environmental Learning Center and Raptor Center
  • Variety of special education service

Leadership Opportunities

  • Student Council, National Honor Society, Link Crew and more 
  • Community service projects – even earn a letter

The teachers are what makes this school amazing, because they are making sure students are successful, even though the measurement of success differs for each student. PARENT COMMENT

Activities for All

There is something for everyone to do before or after school – from music, sports and drama to math club, robotics and other clubs

Support and Assistance

As students traverse high school, and the pressures of growing up, they need a lot of support. Our staff includes administrators, a School Resource Officer, counselors and social workers, and a variety of individuals to provide support.

We also partner with community resources to provide students with whatever they need to succeed - from mental health support to assistance with medical care.

 

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Students Excel In and Out of the Classrooms

Academics

  • 88% of our students attend a two or four year college or university upon graduation
  • 23 average ACT score compared to state average of 21.1
  • 4 National Merit Finalists
  • 18 National AP Scholars score 4 or higher on all AP exams
  • 3.75 or higher GPAs were obtained by 541 students
  • 4.00 GPAs were obtained by 111 students

Activities

  • Longest streak of superior ratings for musical groups in the state
  • More than 60 state high school championship sports teams
  • Kabekonian yearbook has been recognized among the best in the nation 17 years in a row

Our Staff Help Make Stillwater Area High School Great!

eighty four percent
of students believe teachers care about them
seventy eight percent
of our teachers have a master's degree or higher
ninety three percent
are experienced educators