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Southwest High School — 9-12

Address: 3414 West 47th Street
Minneapolis, 55410
Grades: 9-12
Principal: Valerie Littles-Butler
Hours: 8:05 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Phone: 612.668.3030
Fax: 612.668.3080
Email: Valerie.Littles-Butler@mpls.k12.mn.us
Website: southwest.mpls.k12.mn.us

Southwest High School prepares students to compete in a global market
Located in South Minneapolis’s Linden Hills neighborhood, 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 to prepare 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), IB Diploma Programme (DP) and the IB Career-related Programme (CP). The MYP programme for all 9th and 10th grade students provides a solid foundation of inquiry and critical thinking. In 11th grade students may opt to participate in either the CP programme, which focuses on a career pathway in business, computer science, graphic arts, or music, or the academically rigorous liberal arts-focused DP programme. Southwest also offers Advanced Placement courses and exams, available to students in grades 9-12, and concurrent enrollment options available 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 to all students. 

  • 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

Transportation: High School Go-To Pass

3414 West 47th Street
Minneapolis, 55410

If you have questions about the enrollment process, please contact us at sps.department@mpls.k12.mn.us or call us at 612.668.1840.
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