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Freshman/Sophomore Musical Auditions - "Once Upon a Mattress"

Auditions are August 31 or September 1 after school  All students auditioning will be cast.   The auditions will be held in the Southwest Theatre.

Unhinged Theatres Auditions - Steel Magnolias -

Directed by Claire Van Note and Skylar Owens

Auditions: August 30, 31 (NOTE:  These are the first days back to school for Grades 10-12!)

Callbacks: September 5

Shows: October 4-7

Additional leadership changes at Southwest High School

Two of our assistant principals, Sue Mortensen and Brian Nutter, are leaving the Southwest community. Ms. Mortensen has decided to retire, and Mr. Nutter will be working with the academic leadership department of Minneapolis Public Schools.

Student Council Application

This application should be returned to Mr. Keir (Room #E122) no later than Friday Sept 1st (2017) before 2:30pm. There will be no late applications accepted

Welcome Interim Principal Karen Wells

Southwest High School this year welcomes Interim Principal Karen Wells as our school community’s new leader. Dr. Wells succeeds Principal Bill Smith, who is retiring later this year. Dr. Wells will serve at Southwest for the full 2017-2018 school year. The search for a permanent principal for the Southwest community will begin early in 2018 and will involve interested staff and members of the school community.

Southwest High School Ranks #5 in the State of MN

Washington Monthly has released their high school rankings, and we are proud to share that Southwest is ranked #5 in the state of MN and one of 2368 schools in the country to be recognized.

Since its creation in 1998, the “Challenge Ranking” looks at “equity and excellence,” or the percentage of graduates who passed at least one college-level test during their high school career (reference: Washington monthly).  Southwest takes great pride in both providing open access to advanced course offerings to all students and to encouraging all students to challenge themselves.

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