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High School


High School. The stakes are higher. With college and adulthood on the horizon, Stargate students are figuring out who they want to be and where they want to go next. And, they’re doing it in an environment where all their peers are academically gifted, an environment where eccentricity is encouraged and passion projects are required coursework.

Our high school program features a dynamic community of learners guided by a dedicated faculty and supported by a rigorous curriculum designed to prepare students for the most demanding college programs in the country. Paired with a counselor for all four years of their high school journey, students are encouraged to pursue learning experiences that challenge and enrich their understanding of the world around them and fuel their desire to know more. Through our Adroit program, they’re designing, producing and presenting passion projects and, in doing so, strengthening research, reflection, and collaboration skills – all needed to tackle increasingly higher-level coursework. Outside the classroom, they’re excelling in extracurricular endeavors from basketball to rock-climbing and from orchestra to rock band. They’re staging art exhibitions, theater productions, and community volunteer projects. They’re making their mark with peers who “get” them.

Stargate’s high school program includes:
  • Superior instruction based on gifted best practices
  • Learning environment dedicated to educating students at their ability level through 12th grade
  • Highly qualified teachers and staff focused on nurturing/supporting each student's individual gifted needs
  • College partnerships and options for college credit
  • State-of-the-art facility designed to meet the needs of the 21st century learner
  • Adroit - passion projects, internships, and more
  • Curious, self-motivated students who love learning; students with a diverse array of interests, passions, backgrounds and hobbies

Core Curriculum

Our Academic Planning Guide outlines the full course offerings for core content areas and provides course descriptions for all courses available for High School students.


A course with the Honors distinction indicates that additional time and effort will be required as the course may be accelerated, and/or taught to a greater depth than a traditional non-honors course.

Advanced Placement

The mission of Stargate High School’s Advanced Placement (AP) program is to develop the necessary skills and content to be successful in their post-secondary education. The AP Program provides students an opportunity to take college-level course while they are in high school. Near the end of an AP course, students will take a national AP exam. As a result of the exam score that students receive, college credit may be awarded. Credit awarded depends on the college the student wishes to attend. Each student will work with his/her counselor in the Adroit Program to determine if AP courses are the best option for student and their future plans. Besides the possibility of earning college credit, AP courses can help the student develop skills and study habits that will be vital in college. AP courses require substantial time outside of the classroom and are therefore subject to the weighted high school grading scale. Students are required to obtain recommendations of current content teachers to help them evaluate their likelihood of success. It is recommended that students take no more than three AP courses per year. For more information about AP, you can go to their website at: The current fee for each exam is subject to change based on the College Board.