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Southwest's school code number to use when registering for testing:  241680
School Profile

SWHS Counseling Department Mission Statement:


The mission of the SWHS Counseling Department is to provide a comprehensive developmental school counseling program addressing the academic, career-post secondary and social/emotional development of all students. With the support of the AchieveMpls Career & College Center Coordinators, SWHS Counselors implement appropriate programming to assist students in career and college preparation and readiness. Licensed School Counselors advocate, facilitate and leverage resources to ensure that all students have access to and are prepared with the knowledge and skills to contribute as productive members of society. SWHS Counselors work with all stakeholders, including students, parents, teachers, administration and the community, to meet the diverse needs of our population.



Counseling Support Staff                         

Leif Kurth   612.668.3050   (Counseling Phone)            

612.668.3128 (Counseling Fax)

Students may make appointments to see their counselors by calling Barb or stopping by the office between classes or before/after school.


AchieveMpls Career & College Center

Danielle Jastrow and Clinton Ferguson are the Co-Coordinators of our AchieveMpls Career & College Center (CCC). The CCC is located in the 2nd floor conference room, just east of the Media Center. College reps, please visit RepVisits to schedule a visit to SW.


The Counseling office has planned many events that may be of interest to students and parents.  If you missed an event, check out the Archived Presentations to see the PowerPoint slides and handouts from that presentation.