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 seminar period,
provides 90 minutes of additional intervention or study hall time. The seminar class period provides additional time for students to complete work or get additional help. Advisory activities or assemblies are also held on Wednesdays on even days.
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 needed 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 take IB classes and/or explore a Career Pathway 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 pathway endorsements.
Our academic program is enhanced by our membership with the International Baccalaureate Organization.
forecast for classes (request classes) through Advisory in February. 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
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