The new Stanwood High School is the capstone in a comprehensive redevelopment of the 62.2 acre campus that included a replacement high school, a replacement alternative high school, an addition and renovation of the District’s Maintenance and Technology Center, an expansion of the fieldhouse and renovation of the grandstand, and replacement of all the sports fields and parking.
The 241,000 s.f., three-three story building has capacity for 1,200 students and 69 teaching stations. As the only high school in the District the school includes facilities for the full breadth of a comprehensive high school, including general studies, science, fine and performing arts, music, athletics, and special education. The curriculum has a heavy focus on CTE programs with specialized spaces for a wide diversity of programs such as Veterinary Science, Horticulture, Culinary Arts, Cabinetry, Agricultural Mechanics, Photojournalism, Graphic Design, and Sports Medicine.
The new schools are being constructed simultaneously on the same site as the current schools, in multiple phases of construction spanning three school years, while the current facilities remain in operation. The high school is scheduled to be open for students in December of 2020 and fields and parking will be done by spring of 2021.