Southwest Senior High School
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Address3414 W 47th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55410
Celebrating 75 years, Southwest High School supports the educational needs of all students. Our primary focus is preparing all students for college. Most courses and programs at Southwest High School are considered to be college preparatory or college equivalent. Students are expected to learn at high levels and are supported by Southwest's outstanding faculty and culture of achievement.
Southwest High School is an International Baccalaureate World School, teaching students from a curriculum designed to prepare them for leadership in our state, nation, and world. All ninth and tenth grade students are part of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme and students in grades eleven and twelve participate in the full International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (DP) of classes and formal examinations.
Southwest also offers the Advanced Placement (AP) program. We expect students to take DP and AP classes as well as test in either or both the DP and AP program.
Fine Arts at Southwest are a fully developed program of study reaching out to all grades and departments. We offer a full range of courses in dance, vocal and instrumental music, art and theater. A variety of performances are produced in the school and throughout the community. Students have opportunities to work within their own productions, with professionals from other institutions, and with the excellent professional Southwest staff.
Southwest is the only Minneapolis high school that offers American Sign Language as a World Language. Southwest offers special needs classes for students identified as needing such supports. Students with a native language other than English are supported through services offered in specific classes and throughout the school. All students are expected to establish personal life goals and are educationally supported to reach those goals.