Southwest High School
Southwest High School prepares students to compete in a global market
Located in the Linden Hills neighborhood of South Minneapolis, Southwest values the richness that comes from a diversity of ideas, experiences, beliefs, and backgrounds interacting within our community. Southwest is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School with a rigorous academic program that prepares students for college, career and life. Continuously ranked among the best high schools in Minnesota, Southwest challenges students to think critically and engage in their learning. Southwest is authorized in the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP), the IB Diploma Programme (DP), and the IB Career-related Programme (CP). The MYP provides a solid foundation of inquiry and critical thinking for all students in grades 9-10. In 11th grade, students may opt to participate in either the CP, which focuses on a career pathway in business, computer science, graphic arts, and music, or the DP, which focuses on rigorous liberal arts coursework. Southwest also offers Advanced Placement courses and exams to students in grades 9-12 and concurrent enrollment options via Mankato State University, Minneapolis College, and the University of Minnesota. Additionally, Southwest offers extensive Special Education programs. Southwest takes pride in providing open access to advanced courses for all students.
Community schools reflect the rich histories of our city’s unique neighborhoods and celebrate our students' diverse cultural backgrounds. Community schools provide high-quality academic programs with smooth academic pathways from elementary to through high school that build students’ skills and fuel their interests each step of the way.
- IB Middle Years Programme (IBMYP), Careers Programme (IBCP), and Diploma Programme (IBDP)
- College credits through AP, CIS, PSEO, and others * Career prep classes in business, computer science, and health
- World languages: French, Spanish, Japanese and ASL
- Special Education services with specialized autism, developmental/cognitive and learning disability programming
- Mainstreamed and individual EL services
- Athletics and after-school activities
- Celebrated fine arts programming
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The Minnesota Report Card is a tool to help inform families and communities about their schools so they can make important decisions and meaningfully engage with schools and educators. However, Minnesota Report Card data only provides a partial snapshot of what the experience may be like at any given school. MPS recommends connecting directly with school leaders and communities through school tours, open houses and other events to gain a fuller understanding of how our schools support students and families.Minnesota Report Card: Southwest High School
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1250 W. Broadway Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55411