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Principal's Message

SRHS Principal David Nieslanik
Welcome to Southridge High School.  Opening in 1999, Southridge is one of six comprehensive high schools in the Beaverton School District.  Our diverse student body at Southridge equals approximately 1450 students feeding 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 and shared guardianship of the planet, and to help create a better and more peaceful world. 
 
Southridge High School is proud to be an AVID school.  The AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) ideals align with our IB mission.  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. 
 
We believe in teaching our students to be good stewards of the world around them.  We require 60 service-learning hours in order to graduate.  We strive to create opportunities for all students, and we:
 
EMBRACE
Academics, Creativity, Relationships, Diversity
INSPIRE
Involvement in the local and global community
EMPOWER
Innovation and life-long learning
 
Furthermore, our challenge is to graduate students who are college, career and life ready.  To support our students we offer a Dual Language Program in Spanish, and dual credit opportunities, partnering with Portland State University, Portland Community College and Oregon Institute of Technology in theatre and stage design, anatomy and physiology, statistics, pre-calculus, writing 121 and Spanish.  To further support our students to be college, career and life ready we offer the following Career Technical Education Pathways:
 
  •  Business/Marketing
  •  Communication Arts
  •  Sports Medicine
  •  Tech Careers (Computer Information Systems and Engineering)
 
Southridge is fortunate to boast one of the most active and passionate parent communities in the Beaverton area.  Our success is a direct effect of our supportive parents and community partners, and we are thankful for the on-going support they provide. 
 
Our work is aligned to the district goals of innovation, collaboration, engagement and equity; and we invite you to partner with us as we engage, inspire, and empower our community of learners.
 
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David Nieslanik, Principal