Welcome to the Southwestern Jr./Sr. High School webpage. Heading into my fifth year here at Southwestern it is exciting to reflect on how many advancements we have made in the last four years. As a 1:1 environment, our teachers are able to check for student understanding and differentiate based on individual student needs. I feel privileged to work with the staff, students, parents and other stakeholders of our school as we continue to seek out innovative ways to prepare our students for the next steps in their lives. We have recently purchased a set of Google Expedition kits for our teachers to use in the classroom to enhance instruction. In addition, we have purchased a 3D printer and “Breakout Boxes” for our students to create and complete challenging work. This is an exciting time to be a Spartan!
We continue to update our Twitter account “@SWShelbySpartan” for our stakeholders to follow. This Twitter feed keeps stakeholders up to date on sporting events, school events, and other important news needed to get to the public. The high school has also entered into an agreement with IVY Tech where our students will have the possibility to graduate high school with college credits that will be transferable to most state institutions. We are also excited to announce we will be offering the following AP courses this year: Art, Biology, Calculus, English/Language Arts, Human Geography, US History, and World History, along with each grade level having an Honors English/Language Arts class.
The SWHS staff and faculty look forward to collaborating with you as we continue to take steps to provide a thorough education for our students by providing them with up to date tools to help them prepare for their post high school careers.
Curtis G. Chase