About Us

WHS students on field trip to Macy's Garden Show, MinneapolisOur Philosophy
Watershed High School strives to empower students to grow socially and academically in a safe, flexible, supportive and positive environment.  We emphasize respect, reverence and responsibility for themselves and others.  We encourage development of each student’s individual gifts and talents and celebrate their achievements and successes.

Academic Achievement
We know how important high school graduation is for individual future success.  Our teachers work with 
each student’s learning style to help them catch up, move ahead and perform at or above grade level.  


Performance-based cohorts make sure students are learning, progressing and meeting graduation requirements.  Watershed students love attending school here because our teachers help each one improve weaker areas and build on strengths to achieve academic success.

What Watershed Offers
  • Culturally and economically diverse environment for 9th - 12th grades
  • Academically-based assessments focused on graduation requirements
  • Individualized learning 
  • Community centered activities
  • Low student/teacher ratio (8-19 students/teacher)
  • Highly qualified, dedicated and supportive staff
  • Safe, flexible, accepting and supportive environment, especially for students who didn’t “fit in” at previous schools
  • Hands-on assignments that foster problem solving and creativity
  • Full-time social worker
  • Coordination with students’ outside service providers—therapists, physicians, county case workers
Believe in Yourself

Watershed students gain self-confidence and perseverance and are prepared for further training and education after graduation.  We empower our students to grow, achieve, succeed and believe in themselves.

Graduates of Watershed High School have been accepted at the following institutions of higher learning:

 Augsberg College  Oberlin College
 Bard College  Randolf Macon Women's College
 Bennington College  Rice University
 Carleton College  Roger Williams University
 College of Visual Arts, St. Paul  School of the Art Institute of Chicago
 Concordia University, Wisconsin  University of Minnesota
 Eastman School of Music  University of North Dakota
 Hampshire College  University of St. Thomas
 The Juilliard School  University of Washington
 Macalester College  University of Wisconsin
 McGill University in Montreal  Wellesley College
 Mpls. College of Art & Design  Wesleyan University 
 Mpls. Community & Technical College   . . . and more!
 North Carolina School of the Arts  

Authorizer:
   

    Innovative Quality Schools (IQS)
P.O. Box 40219
St. Paul, MN 55104