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The Southwest Foundation supports academics, athletics, and the arts at Southwest High School. Please join us in supporting Southwest's great students!



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The Southwest Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to work with Southwest High School and its alumni to create an exceptional educational experience for all Southwest students.  The Foundation raises money to support academic, athletic, and artistic opportunities for students and to provide scholarships to graduating seniors.

events

 

Scholarship Awards Ceremony on May 27th

The Southwest Foundation will be presenting members of the Class of 2015 with scholarship awards at the Senior Awards Night on Wednesday, May 27th at 7:00 p.m.  Please join us in the Southwest High School auditorium to honor these seniors and their classmates.

The Southwest Foundation scholarships are funded primarily by Southwest alumni, with additional contributions from Southwest parents and members of the community. 

Thank you to our generous donors whose contributions help Southwest's students attend college.

Southwest High School in quieter times--before the construction began!

Southwest High School in quieter times--before the construction began!

success stories

 

Foundation gives cutting edge science equipment

Southwest’s solar cells are in the classrooms! Southwest’s science teachers asked the Foundation to support the purchase of solar cells for this year.

To see everything the Foundation will fund with your support, click here.

solar cell

solar cell

News

Washington Post names Southwest to its list of America's Most Challenging High Schools! #3 in Minnesota!

Each year the Washington Post evaluates the nation's high schools, both public and private, to see which are the most challenging. Here is a description of the criteria and scoring they use: "The index score is the number of college-level tests given at a school in the previous calendar year divided by the number of graduates that year. Also noted are the percentage of students who come from families that qualify for lunch subsidies (Subs. lunch) and the percentage of graduates who passed at least one college-level test during their high school career, called equity and excellence, (E&E). "

Southwest High School was named the #3 most challenging school in Minnesota, after private school International School of Minnesota and Stillwater's St. Croix Prep. Nationally, Southweset was named #149. For the complete national, regional, and state rankings, click here.

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MPS Interim Superintendent Michael Goar and Southwest's Principal Bill Smith.

MPS Interim Superintendent Michael Goar and Southwest's Principal Bill Smith.