School Learning Plan

Southridge High School

Our Story:

Southridge High School is a warm, inclusive, and welcoming environment.  We are a staff of 125 supporting 1,425 Skyhawks coming to us from Conestoga, Highland Park, and Whitford Middle Schools.  Southridge High School has a high level of academic and co-curricular opportunities. Southridge High School opened as an IB World School in 1999, and to this day the IB mission statement continues guiding the work and vision of the school.  The rigor and international-mindedness of the IB program have made the school attractive and inviting to families and students. Southridge has created an outstanding reputation for itself, and beginning in the 2019-20 school year Southridge High School began offering the IB Career-Related Program marrying together CTE Programs of Study and the core tenets of service-learning, academic rigor, reflective learning, and international-mindedness into one program.  At SRHS there are multiple academic opportunities for students to be successful in their high school career, preparing them for post-high school success.  These include:   

  • the IB Diploma Program

  • the IB Career-Related  Program

  • five Career Technical Education Programs of Study Pathways 

  • four Southridge High School Pathways

  • a Dual Language program

  • a Seminar class built into the schedule to provide interventions or extensions of learning

  • intervention classes to support students who are in need of real-time scaffolding supports 

  • honors extensions available in Science, Social Studies and English Language Arts classes

  • a Graduation Mentoring Program to support students who are in danger of not graduating

  • a Testing Center to support students who are in need of additional time or resources to complete assessments

  •  AVID elective classes, and  an AVID school-wide focus

  • a Future-Ready vision to provide students resources, technology, and library space to complete work and use information thoughtfully and productively. 

Our athletic programs have won 17 state championships in 20 years, and our performing arts program routinely produces top-rate productions, represents at state-level competitions, and are growing in student interest and participation. In addition, Southridge is a diverse school with over forty languages spoken in our halls, and all levels of income represented.  We are a community that embraces, inspires, and empowers our students.

Date of Last Revision: October 21, 2020

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District Goal: WE empower all students to achieve post-high school success.

WE Expect Excellence
  • WE teach students knowledge and skills for our evolving world.
  • WE seek, support, and recognize world-class employees.
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WE Innovate
  • WE engage students with a variety of relevant and challenging learning experiences.
  • WE create learning environments that promote student achievement.
WE Embrace Equity
  • WE build honest, safe, and inclusive relationships with our diverse students and their families.
  • WE provide needed support so that every student succeeds.
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WE Collaborate
  • WE work and learn in teams to understand student needs and improve learning outcomes.
  • WE partner with our community to educate and serve students.