Minneapolis Southwest High School is an authorized IB World School

3414 West 47th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55410

2016-17 School Year Start Dates for SWHS ONLY:

Orientation for 9th grade – Class of 2020 – Thursday, September 1 --  8:05 am
Orientation for 9th grade – Class of 2020 – Friday, September 2 – 8:05 am

Starting date for all classes –
Class of 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 - grade 9-12 – Tuesday, September 6 – 8:05 am

Go To cards will be available for pick-up by students from 9:00am - 3:00pm on the 29th, 30th, 31st, and 1st. Also from 9:00am - 12:00pm on the 2nd.

Click here for a printable, 1 page yearly calendar for SWHS 2016-17 

New Student Orientation

Are you a new 10th, 11th, or 12th Grader to Southwest this fall 2016?
New 10-12 Grade Student Orientation

  • What: An information session for incoming 10th, 11th, and 12th grade* students and their familiies
  • When: Thursday, September 1, 2016  at 10:00am until 11 am.
  • Where: Southwest High School Choir Room (follow signs from the main entrance off of W 47th street)
9th Grade Orientation

Welcome Class of 2020 Students & Families!  We are excited to welcome you to Southwest!  We are sweeping up the dust from the construction here at Southwest to prepare for your arrival.

  • September 1, Thursday*              8:05 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.      9th Grade Orientation (required for all 9th Graders)
  • September 2, Friday*                    8:05 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.      9th Grade Orientation (required for all 9th Graders)
  • September 6, Tuesday                  8:05 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.      First day of school for all students

*Breakfast and lunch will be served and 9th graders attend both Thursday and Friday!

Schedule Change

2016-17 Schedules are now visible in Student Portal accounts. Please note that SCHEDULES ARE IN FLUX at this time. Students will be able to pick up a paper copy of their official schedule before 1st period on Tuesday, September 6 starting at 7:45. Counselors cannot accept ANY schedule change requests via email or telephone. Students will have the opportunity to submit any schedule change requests during the first week of school. More Info

9/10th Grade Auditions for the Footlights Production

Fall Theatre Auditions!

"The Miss Firecracker Contest" Sept. 7-8, callbacks Sept. 9 all at 3:10 in the Black Box Theatre. This Unhinged Student Theatre Co. play is directed by Giselle Durand and Zoey Norling. All students are encouraged to audition, no experience necessary and no preparation required.

"Once on this Island" Sept. 8-9 at 3:10 in the auditorium. This is the annual 9th/10th grade Footlights Musical, directed by Allison Thvedt and Eric Heltemes. All 9th and 10th graders who audition will be part of the production! No experience necessary, and all are encouraged to audition. 

For more info:

2017 Yearbook

Be sure to pre-order your Yearbook  for $70 starting September 1st!.  (Prices will go up in November)

Seniors.  Photo submission?  Quote Submission?  Look for instructions here.  You can submit your Senior Quote here!


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