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Stephen-Argyle Central Elementary

The SAC Elementary has established a mission of "Education Excellence, Technology Exploration, and Global Understanding for Tomorrow's World Today." This mission is supported by the following vision statements of achievement for all of our students:

  • Students will strive to reach their full potential of academic and social excellence.

  • Parents will be responsible to set high expectations and provide structure and guidance to maximize student potential.

  • Parents will be accountable for involvement and communication in their child's educational and social growth.

  • Staff will strive to meet individualizing instruction.

  • Staff will provide a challenging and stimulating curriculum that sets high expectations for all students.

  • Community support is vital to students and school success.

  • Community and school partnerships are priority relations.

This mission and vision creates the foundation for educational experience that prepares our elementary students for secondary challenges.  Students will experience small class sizes that create opportunities for individual growth.  The elementary currently houses 180 students in grades K-6.  SAC features a professional staff that is dedicated to professional growth, the development of a 21st century curriculum, and development of the whole child.

SAC Elementary features a strong commitment to technology.  Students have access daily to laptop experiences, SMART Board interaction, NEO2 keyboarding, work processing and writing experiences, as well as access to updated computer labs and curriculum software.  In addition, All Day, Every Day Kindergarten, Pre-School and Early Childhood Family Education, and Community Education programs support the development of our earliest learners.

SAC offers comprehensive diversity of support programs for all students:

  • Title I/English as a Second Language

  • Special Education Services - Learning Disabled, Emotional Behavior Disorders, School Social Workers, Nursing Services, and School Psychologist.  In addition, services are provided as needed in early childhood special education, hearing and vision, autism, auditory specialist, and sign language interpreter.

  • Accelerated Reading and Response to Intervention programs.

  • Special programs to include - Community Education, SACC - After School Care Program, Booster Club, Music, Band, and Technology

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Have you heard how the education experience for the young children is so much better today than it was 30 or 40 years ago?  Well, in Argyle they have the best.

The preschool program in Argyle is housed in a recently remodeled section of the Argyle school building in the northwest sector of the school site.  This facility is state-of-the-art, with a playful, pleasant learning area decorated with a variety of bright, stimulating colors.

One School Readiness teacher and aides keep the children in an orderly, secure environment with a big emphasis on nurturing.  There is a lot of attention given to detail such as providing for special needs children and the placement of child-sized accommodations such as sinks and toilets.

Stephen/Argyle Central Education
Foundation Established

The Stephen/Argyle Central Education Foundation is being established to provide opportunities for our graduates in education, businesses, and industry.  The SAC Education Foundation believes that a solid partnership among current students, past graduates, community members, local businesses, and other members of the Stephen/Argyle Central School family is vital to providing a high quality educational experience that prepares our graduates for life.  The goals of the Stephen/Argyle Education Foundation are: 

  • To help sponsor the educational opportunities for SAC graduates and current students

  • To develop a network of communication between past Argyle, Stephen, and Stephen/Argyle Central graduates

  • To aid the SAC graduates' post-secondary transition

  • To provide our students with opportunities in business and industry

FAQ's
WHAT CAN YOU DO?

One of the challenges of our newly formed SAC Education Foundation is getting contact information from our past graduates.  The Argyle High School and Stephen High School graduates are an important component to current success of Stephen/Argyle Central.  We feel it is important to establish an avenue of communication for past and current graduates.  To sign up, first go to our school website, www.sac.k12.mn.us, then select the SAC Education Foundation tab on the left side of the webpage.  There will be directions that will walk you through adding your name, and the names of other interested parties, to our directory list.  The second thing you can do to help us build the SAC Education Foundation directory is to share this information with any and all interest people.  The Foundation is not just open to AHS, SHS, or SAC alumni.  Anyone that is passionate about education and improving the opportunities for the youth of our communities is more than welcome to become a member.

IS THERE ANY COST INVOLVED?

There is no cost or fee to become a member of the Stephen/Argyle Central Education Foundation.  Please take the time to register on the school website of call Stephen/Argyle Central 218-478-3314 and become an active member of our foundation.

STEPHEN/ARGYLE CENTRAL JR. & SR. HIGH SCHOOL

 

 
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S/A/C HIGH SCHOOL is comprised of grades 7-12.  A comprehensive education program is offered for all learners.  Students are provided course offerings that provide for the development of a well-rounded individual and preparation for the challenges of the future.  The Junior and Senior High curricula is modeled for academic achievement and exploration.  College in the High School classes (twelve CIHS classes are available for up to 43 college credits), career and technical opportunities, and a challenging general curriculum are some of the academic opportunities available for student achievement.  The curriculum is also supported by Interactive Television and on-line learning options to enhance student opportunities.  Recently renovated science, technology, and library facilities highlight an excellent small school learning facility.  Our experienced faculty members maintain high standards in the rigor of their instruction and also in their expectations of appropriate student behavior.  Our students consistently score above average on state and national assessments.  A reflection of the high value our communities place on education is the fact that over 70% of our graduates move on to four year colleges and universities to continue their education after high school.

CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES - Stephen/Argyle Central Junior/Senior High School has a long tradition of excellence in the Arts, Academics, and Athletics.  A highlight of the tradition was when our 2009 Storm football team set an unprecedented record when they won their 7th Prep Bowl title.  The variety of offerings of arts and athletics is reflected by the high level of student participation, with over 85% of our student body participating in extra-curricular or co-curricular activities.  Activities include" Envirothon, Student Council, Knowledge Bowl, National Honor Society, JETS, River Watch, One Act Play, Musical Theater, Yearbook, Vocal and Instrumental competition in ensembles, solos and large groups.  Competitive athletic opportunities include": volleyball, football, basketball, track and golf.  In 2008-09 baseball, wrestling, and softball were added to our list of student opportunities.

STEPHEN/ARGYLE CENTRAL MSHSL OPPORTUNITIES & ACHIEVEMENTS -

Volleyball
:  5 teams grades 7-12
Sub-section runner-up in 1999, 2000, & 2001

 Football:  4 teams grades 7-12
State Champions 1999, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009 - 13 of 14 years as a participant in the State Semi-finals

Girls Basketball:  5 teams grades 7-12
Sub-Section Runner-up 1999, 2000
Sub-Section Champion 2006

 Boys Basketball5 teams grades 7-12
Sub-Section Champions 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006
Section  Runner-up in 1999, 2002, 2003
Section Champion 2006
State Participants 2006

Boys TrackJunior high and varsity 
True Team Section Champions in 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
Section Champions 2000
Sub-Section Champions in 1999

Girls Track: Junior high and varsity
True Team Section Champions 2008

Girls and Boys Golfgrades 7-12

One Act Play
Advanced in competition 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009

Baseball:  2 teams in grades 7-12
Section Champions in 2009
State Tournament participants in 2009

Golf: 2 teams in grades 7-12
Sub-Section Champions in 2009, 2010
Section Champions in 2009
State Tournament participants in 2009

Band & Choir:
Many, many vocal solo, instrumental solo, vocal ensemble, instrumental ensemble, band, and choir State and District Star Champions

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