“Computers can do all the left hemisphere processing better and faster than the human brain. So what's left for the human brain is global thinking, creative thinking, intuitive-problem solving, seeing the whole picture. All of that can not be done by the computer.”  ~ Betty Edwards

Course Options

Mathematics
  • Geometry
  • Algebra II
  • Basic & Applied Statistics
  • Technical & Consumer Math
  • Computer Programming
  • College Algebra through Models
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Calculus

Science
  • Biology
  • Applied Chemistry
  • Physical Science & Engineering
  • Energy, Environment & Society
  • Sustainable & Organic Agriculture
  • Plant Propagation
  • Physics by Inquiry

History & Social Studies
  • Political Science
  • Modern World History
    ​& Global Perspectives
  • American Democracy
  • Multicultural & Global America

Health & Wellness
  • Health & Wellness
    ​for Creativity
  • Mindfulness & Meditation
  • Somatic Movement
  • Yoga
  • Tai-Chi
Humanities
  • Freshman Humanities Foundations
  • Sophomore Humanities Foundations

English Language Arts
  • Studio Research & Writing
  • Media Literacy Studies
  • Film Studies
  • World Literature
  • Public Speaking

World Languages
  • Spanish I & II
  • Intermediate Spanish I & II
  • French I & II
  • Intermedia French I & II
  • Beginning Chinese
  • Modern Chinese I

Family & Consumer Science
  • Introduction to Culinary Arts
  • Consumer Economics
  • Food Science & Nutrition

Leadership
  • Business & Entrepreneurial Concepts
  • Service Learning Project Manager
  • Gallery Coordinator
  • Teaching Assistantship
  • any course taken beyond those done to satisfy MN high school & Studio School graduation requirements
  • ​​Students who learn about a wide range of subjects become great citizens, adept leaders, and more creative creators, because studying the Liberal Arts is about developing and expanding vision.

  • Our connection-oriented Liberal Arts classes encourage students to explore the world and its people from various points of view.

  • Students learn about ideas, beliefs, ways of questioning and analytical, scientific, creative, and logical means of solving problems that have guided human beings and shaped our civilizations for thousands of years.

  • Our Liberal Arts classes promote studying global issues from
    a contemporary point-of-view and teach students how to relate what is happening in the world to historical roots.

  • Courses also encourage students to develop cultural sensitivity, global awareness, and civic literacy so they can participate more effectively and responsibly in a multi-cultural world.

  • Elective options provide opportunities to explore various topics in semester-long courses.

  • All courses are grounded in problem- and project-based learning practices, and are designed to help students build transferable creativity, critical thinking, communication and collaboration skills.