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South High School is distinguished for its exemplary academic programs, dynamic theater and music productions, studies in engineering, visual arts and world languages! We embrace all students and are proud of our diversity. Become a Gallant Tiger!

For the latest on field improvements at South High School, see "Barnard Field Committee" on the site council page.

AP Luseni named MPS Principal

Minneapolis Public Schools has announced that Assistant Principal Michael Luseni has been named Principal of Heritage Academy effective July 1, 2017. Heritage is a 6-12, Science and Technology school. Luseni came to Minneapolis South High in 2015 leading the charge in strategies promoting Positive School Wide Engagement and guiding best practices in approaches to Special Education. MPS Announcement | Letter to Families

Summer homework

AP Biology - Summer reading & activity find
AP Lit & Comp - Select two books from reading lists.
AP Spanish - Read a novel in Spanish and complete a written review. 

Important dates for students and families

NEW times! Freshman Orientation & Upperclassmen Schedule Pick Up, August, 25:
8:30 a.m. Freshmen & Parents | 10 a.m. - Sophomores | 11 a.m.  - Juniors | Noon - Seniors

  • Tuesday, Aug. 1 - Fall Sports Registration Night
  • Monday, Aug. 14 - Fall Sports Season Underway
  • Friday, Aug. 25 - Student Orientation 
  • Monday, Aug. 28 - School begins
  • Friday, Sept. 1 - Eid al-Adha (Submit absence request form at orientation or first week of school.)
  • Monday, Sept. 4 - No School, Labor Day
  • Tuesday, Sept. 5 - Picture Day
Summer transcript requests

The South High Counseling office is closed for the summer. Final transcripts have been sent to colleges indicated on the survey seniors completed prior to graduation. If you are finishing requirements during summer, Richard Palmquist, counseling clerk, will honor transcripts requests when he returns August 14. For immediate assistance, please contact MPS Student Accounting at 612.668.0029.

Leadership change in South High Athletics

MPS Athletic Director Trent Tucker has announced that South Athletic Director Brett McNeal will be taking over AD duties at Edison High School effective July 1, 2017. Current Edison Athletic Director Amy Cardarelle will assume the AD post here at South on the same date. Cardarelle was named the South High Athletic Director in February of 2015 and served out that year, but was reassigned the following fall to Edison.

South High Field Update

The Minneapolis Board of Education voted June 13, 2017 to approve the Fiscal Year 17-18 budget, which includes funding for the South High Athletic Field. Next steps: The budget awaits final approval by the State Board of Education later this year. Read more

O'Brien awarded Conserve School honors

Congratulations to rising junior, Hazel O'Brien, who successfully completed a semester at the Conserve School this year! O'Brien was one of the very few students, nationwide, accepted to the program as a freshman and admitted as a sophomore to the junior-level, college prep program. She attended on a $25,000 scholarship and was awarded a green tassel honor to wear when she graduates from South High in 2019. 

Vang artwork showcased on program

Congratulations to freshman Giant Vang, the artist behind the striking cover art of the 2017 graduation program. From a field of a great many submissions, Vang's futuristic rendition of the South High Tiger won out for the right to be showcased on the program cover. In the start of a new tradition, student art is expected to again grace the program next year! See full program.


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