Academic Programming

This information is to acquaint students and their parents with South's curriculum in order to plan a program that meets the student‘s individual needs.

Use this information for the upcoming school year and to assist in your four-year high school plan. The courses you choose will play an important part in helping you decide your future direction. Be sure to check prerequisites for advanced courses which you may want to take at a later time.

Seek the advice of your parents, teachers, and counselors. Although you must take final responsibility for your course selections, they can help guide you to make wise decisions.

Please remember that program changes after final registration are rarely granted. This is because classes are formed and staff is assigned based on the number of students registered. Courses will not be offered if insufficient numbers of students enroll in a particular course.

South has three academic programs: All Nations, Liberal Arts and Open. All programs provide core programming and preparation for college and opportunities beyond high school.

All Nations American Indian (citywide)

Designed for American Indian students, All Nations incorporates resources from the American Indian community to help students graduate in four years and prepare them for a post-secondary education. The program assists students to gain a clear vision of themselves as they develop goals beyond high school. Courses include: Ojibwe Language, Native Arts, American History from a Native Perspective, Native American Humanities and Economics/Government from a Native Perspective.

Liberal Arts

Liberal Arts is a nationally recognized program with students attending colleges across the US. Students make connections in interdisciplinary humanities courses where they study ancient to contemporary ideas from a variety of cultural perspectives. Students learn to think creatively, critically, and analytically, to communicate effectively, and to actively participate in the larger community.

Open (citywide)

The Open program focuses on interdisciplinary learning, social issues, and students’ exploration of their place in the world. Students develop their critical thinking skills through exploration, student initiative, and personal responsibility while valuing teamwork, intellectual curiosity, diversity, and community.