operates on a semester system, with an A/B block schedule. There are
four class periods in our daily schedule that meet each day for 90
minutes each. One period on “even” days, called extended period,
provides two blocks of 42 minutes of additional class time. The extended
class time period rotates through periods one through seven, providing
additional time for students to access their own teachers on a rotating
basis. Advisory activities or assemblies are periodically held during
the extended period time as well.
successfully completed semester in a course earns a student one-half
credit. This offers a student a possible 7 credits per year, for a total
of 28 possible credits they can obtain in their four years at
Southridge. Twenty-four credits are necessary to graduate.
requirements include 4 credits of language arts, 3 credits of math, 3
credits of social sciences, 3 credits of science, 1 credit of health, 1
credit of physical education, 9.5 credits in applied arts, fine arts, or
second language, and 1/2 credit career development (.5). Students must
also complete 60 Service Learning hours.
addition to the graduation requirements, it is also recommended that
students elect to earn an IB Diploma and/or a Career Academy
endorsement. All students are encouraged to take a rigorous course of
studies culminating in a senior exhibition, completion of service
learning hours, and/or other career related learning experiences, all of
which can be tied to one or more career academy endorsements.
Our academic program is enhanced by our membership with the International Baccalaureate Organization.
forecast for classes through Advisory and can do self-designed academy
endorsements. The Academic Program Planning Guide lists the menu of
course offerings students may choose from. Advisories facilitate
conferencing, preparation for state assessments, facilitation of
forecasting activities, and Career Academy advisement. Service Learning
and many other graduation requirements can also be monitored through
Advisory. The Southridge Advisory Committee (representatives of all
disciplines and counselors) crafts the advisory agendas.
best source for information about academic planning at Southridge High
School is the Academic Program Planning Guide. The guide is designed to
acquaint you with the program offerings, course descriptions and
prerequisites of the subjects taught at Southridge. If used as a study
guide at home, this guide will give you an understanding of the courses