Welcome to Watershed High School
Our Charter School Promotes Academic Success with Individualized Learning

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At Watershed High School, our students blossom and grow in a performance-based academic environment that is also supportive, accepting, respectful and encourages the development of students’ individual skills, gifts, talents and creativity.

Established in 1996, Watershed became a tuition-free public charter school in 2002.  It is located in Richfield, MN.  We serve students in 9th through 12th grades.  Most of our students and families live in south Minneapolis and Richfield.  We also serve students and families who live in the Twin Cities Metro—Edina, St. Louis Park, Bloomington, Golden Valley, Robbinsdale, Crystal, New Hope, Hopkins, 
Minnetonka, Plymouth, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park and Coon Rapids.

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Watershed High School welcomes students who are motivated to learn, grow, create, and contribute! We are now accepting applications for the 2015-16 academic year, for students in Grades 9-12. For more information, contact Destiny Sparks, Director of Education, at info@watershedhs.org.

WHS Enrollment Policy (pdf)
 WHS Registration Form (pdf)

 Watershed High School complies with all federal and state rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, gender, disability, or sexual orientation. This holds true for all students who are interested in participating in educational programs and/or extracurricular school activities. For inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures, contact info@watershedhs.org.

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For more information:

Watershed High School
6541 16th Ave South
Richfield, MN  55423
Phone: 612.871.4363
Fax: 612.871.1004

Watershed High School partners with the following educational organizations:


The mission of Watershed High School is to empower students to grow socially and academically in a safe, flexible, supportive, arts infused environment.

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