Why Washington?



Reasons Any Student Would Want to Attend Washington!

Innovative Technology

  1. Technology, Technology, and more Technology!
  2. The newest and most modern secondary school building in Saint Paul
  3. BIOSMART Curriculum with a focus on Science, Math, Academic Rigor, and Technology
  4. Four world language classes; Chinese, French, Hmong, and Spanish!
  5. Over 30 club and competitive athletics teams
  6. Awesome student arts program with both traditional art and digital arts
  7. Five different choices at lunch every day
  8. A comprehensive music program
  9. Library/Media Center with over 50,000 books
  10. Robotics Teams for high school

  1. Interactive whiteboards in every classroom
  2. iPads for every student
  3. 9 computer labs and over 400 computers for student use
  4. Digital art lab with 32 stations equipped with professional software for graphics and photography
  5. Video production program complete with digital editing stations
  6. Project Lead the Way Engineering and BioMedical Programs
  7. Personalized learning through technology in every subject area
  8. Schoology grade system allows parents and students to access to grades and get grade notifications
  9. Computer coding classes from middle school through HS with college credit

Challenging Curriculum

A Great Place to Learn

Washington’s focus on instruction using technology provides students with the advanced training necessary for life in the 21st century. Our strong commitment to technology enhances learning through the use of many computer applications and individualized instruction in:

  1. Washington students earned over 2500 college credits last year!
  2. Advanced classes where students can earn college credit while still in high school
  3. Rigorous mathematics through Calculus
  4. Media arts: digital photography, video, and web design
  5. Chinese, French, Hmong, and Spanish
  6. BioMedical and Engineering courses

  1. Smaller interdisciplinary teams so teachers and students know each other well
  2. Monthly college preparation workshops during school starting in Grade 6
  3. Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Program in Grades 6-12 preparing students for college

Outstanding Music Program

  1. Instrumental Music offerings including four different bands from Beginning Band to Concert Band to Orchestra
  2. Excellent vocal music program involving hundreds of Washington students
  3. Music Technology Lab for music composition and publishing