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Beaverton Schools

Principal's Message

SRHS Principal David Nieslanik

Welcome to Southridge High School.  Opening in 1999, Southridge is one of the six comprehensive high schools in the Beaverton School District.  Our diverse student body at Southridge is approximately 1450 students feeding primarily from Conestoga, Highland Park, and Whitford Middle Schools.  

At Southridge, we strive to instill a strong well-rounded program for all students.  It is important that our students experience a rigorous curriculum of study, a diverse selection of activities, and a competitive athletic environment.   Southridge is founded on the beliefs of the International Baccalaureate program.  We aim to develop internationally minded people, who recognize humanity, shared guardianship of the planet, and help create a better and more peaceful world.  

Southridge High School’s academic programs are fourfold.

1) The International Baccalaureate (IB) Program.  As an IB World School we offer three ways to access the IB Program:

  • The IB Diploma Program
  • The IB Career-Related Program
  • Individual IB courses

2) Dual Language (DL).  Southridge High School offers a Dual Language Program in Spanish that strives to meet the three pillars of dual language.  By graduation, our graduates will be biliterate and bicultural, have achieved a high level of academic achievement, and be socio-politically aware. At graduation students in the Dual Language Program receive the Oregon Seal of Biliteracy.  

3) AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination).  AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.  AVID’s best practices of writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, and reading support all students to be successful in and outside of the classroom.  

4) Career Technical Education (CTE).  Southridge offers five CTE Pathways and four SRHS Pathways.  In addition to the nine defined pathways of study, students may also create a self-defined pathway of study.  The five CTE Pathways of Study are:

  • Business and Marketing
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Engineering
  • Journalism
  • Sports Medicine

The four SRHS pathways of study are:

  • Human Services
  • Performing Arts
  • Public Policy
  • Visual Arts

In addition, we believe in teaching our students to be good stewards of the world around them.  We are the only comprehensive high school in Beaverton expecting 16 different service-learning experiences to be completed by graduation.  

We strive to create opportunities for all students, and we are compassionate critical thinkers who are connected to our school, community, and world.  We strive to live up to our core values as we:

  • Promote meaningful engagement in the local and global community

  • Value collaboration, perseverance, and growth

  • Foster a safe, respectful, inclusive, and spirited school community

  • Honor different lived experiences and perspectives

  • Nurture curiosity to make learning relevant 

  • Engage in an authentic, varied, challenging, and innovative curriculum.

Our work is aligned with the district goals of innovation, collaboration, engagement, and equity; and we invite you to partner with us.

Principal David Neislanik Signature
David Nieslanik, Principal