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South High School has a tradition of excellence in academic, artistic and athletic achievement. We take pride in the many accomplishments of our students. We prize the opportunity to add your unique talent to our learning community.

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)

The All Nations Program (circa 1989) is a unique academic program specifically designed for American Indian students. The All Nations Team holds high and clear expectations for its students and provides innovative classroom scheduling and strategies to ensure that their students meet those expectations. High expectations combined with supportive, nurturing staff and resources from the American Indian Community inspires our students to graduate in four years with the academic skills necessary for being successful in the post-secondary and business sectors of our community. The All Nations students know that they have a shared trust responsibility to give back to the American Indian community. The All Nations Team teachers provide students with opportunities to cultivate and share gifts in classes such as:

  • Ojibwe Language 1, 2 and 3
  • Algebra and Geometry
  • Physical Science and Chemistry
  • Language Arts, Honors English and Native American Literature
  • World Studies and Geography
  • Native Arts
  • Young Women’s Group
  • Olson Brand Academy
  • Fall Welcome Back Ceremony
  • Native American Family Involvement Day
  • Native American Cultural Field Trips
  • Intertribal Council
  • Washington DC Field Trip
  • Math & Science Classes

Entrance Requirements:

Any student may apply. Preference is given to Native American students. Acceptance is based on random selection. This program is offered to students citywide.

The South High All Nations SLC Program is designated as a Best Practices School for American Indian students in the Minneapolis Public Schools for 2006-2010. The American Indian community entered into a mutual and historic agreement with the Minneapolis Public Schools called the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that clearly outlines and defines the need to address the academic failures of American Indian students enrolled in the MPS district.


There are Seven Guiding Themes embedded within the MOA. This is reflective of the guiding philosophy of the All Nations SLC Program.

  • Cultural Identity
  • Wisdom
  • Sense of Place
  • Sense of Discovery
  • Sense of Self
  • Perspective and Cultural Lens
  • Sense of Connection