About Our School

Welcome to the Annandale High School web site!


Mission
The mission of Annandale High School is to provide a safe, positive and stimulating learning environment where every individual can succeed.  Staff and students at AHS work together to make that statement become reality.  The teaching and support staff are proud of what we do to encourage academic excellence for approximately 560 students in grades nine through twelve.
Our district residents' and our school staffs' high expectations for excellence are reflected in our progressive and respected educational programs.

Instruction
We use researched based "best practice" instruction in a four period block schedule to provide an academically challenging and meaningful education for our students.  Graduates frequently acknowledge the teachers' efforts in getting them ready for education and life after high school.

In addition to our high quality "standard curriculum" offered by 11 departments, we offer 29 semester credits of college level coursework on our campus.  We team with St.Cloud State University and Anoka Ramsey Community College to provide College Spanish, Music Appreciation, College Literature, Art Appreciation, College Algebra, College Trigonometry, College Psychology and College Biology.

For those students interested in exploring vocational opportunities, we provide the following 11 classes at the Wright Technical Learning Center: Automotive Technology, Child Care Careers, Construction Technology, Cosmetology Careers, Graphic Communications, Health Sciences Technology, Introduction to Engineering, Principals of Engineering, Landscape/Greenhouse Careers, Fire Fighting and Welding Technology

Extra-Curricular / Co-Curricular Programs

Of course, students are interested in more than academics during their high school years.  We are able to offer many extra-curricular and co-curricular programs. Because of our size, students are able to take advantage of trying many of them.  A large majority of our students do participate in one or more activities.

Athletes find themselves involved in successful programs with caring coach mentors.   They take advantage of Football, Volleyball, Cross Country, Basketball, Gymnastics, Wrestling, Hockey, Alpine Ski, Track, Baseball, Softball, Dance Line, Tennis, Cheerleading, Golf, Equestrian, and Karate.  Our coaches and athletes are now actively involved in the Bigger-Faster-Stronger Program.  We believe that we will be taking our programs to the next level with the solid base that has been built.

Students interested in the arts are encouraged to participate in several highly respected programs.  The Band, Choir, Marching Band, Jazz Band, Encore Choir and Musical Plays keep most of our students actively involved in music training.  Our theater is home to student productions of Musicals, Three Act Plays, One-Act Plays, and numerous concerts. We have an active Forensics (speech) program and Mock Trial Team.  New members are always welcome to join the Yearbook staff.  The Business Professionals of America, Target, National Honor Society and Student Council provide ample opportunities for service work.

We are very proud of the programs, staff and students of AHS.  We would love to show you our school and discuss options for your children.  Please contact us.

Contact Information:
Scot Kerbaugh, Principal
Annandale High School
855 Hemlock Street E
Annandale, MN 55302
Phone: (320) 274-8208

Announcement Line:   (320) 274-5700

To access classroom and staff information please click on Departments on the left.