At Southside, parents, students, teachers, and
the community are all partners in the education process.
Academic Excellence for All Students
Rigorous standards: next year Southside will apply both
and International Baccalaureate (IB)
Middle Years standards to all 9th and 10th grade classes.
(AP) and IB opportunities: the highest ranking non-residential high school in South Carolina on Newsweek Magazine's
list of top high schools in the nation since 1999 (
Special programs and tutoring: for students at all levels (see the
GE College Bound Program).
The most internationally and culturally diverse high school in the area—one of its greatest educational strengths.
A unique partnership among students,
teachers, parents, and the community. We recently
received a grant of
$100,000 per year for a 5 year period from the General Electric
Company, and have partnerships with the middle schools that feed us as
well as the colleges we feed.
Partnership Development Plan - pdf:
Modern computer labs
equipped with software such as SolidWorks 3D CAD and offering courses like AP
One of the
area's most complete foreign language programs: 4 years of Spanish,
French, and German (see
Le Cliche ) with
computer equipped foreign language lab
highest levels of math and science available in Greenville: a
full year of math beyond BC calculus; Biology, Chemistry, and Physics
classes meeting both AP & IB standards; the only area school offering
the complete calculus based AP Physics course.
complete offering including drama, music, and visual arts. Check out the
orange bar at the left of each page for examples of student art.
Outstanding opportunities for
student research and innovation. The
school is continuing its active participation in the Lemelson-MIT
more Southside information visit Awards,
visit the Southside IB Program
Southside was a 2005 winner of
the Palmeto Gold Award. Its web site was named as the best of
Greenville County Schools
- Southside High School (southsidehigh.org) is a select school and
the center for international
studies in Greenville. It's the home of
the first International Baccalaureate (IB) program in South Carolina. This
outstanding program is administered from Switzerland and recognized world wide
as a standard of excellence.
Southside has drawn international
students from every continent in the world except Antarctica. This helps create
a culturally diverse environment in which students can learn and grow.
has achieved state, national, and international recognition in many of its
extracurricular programs including athletics, forensics, academic team, computer
science team, math team, and its literary magazine.
The IB program
provides the highest level and the largest number of AP and IB course available
to high school students in the Greenville area. It's for students who want
|Want to go to Harvard,
Yale, or MIT?
|IB students get special
consideration when applying
qualified for the Duke
University TIPS program or
Junior Scholars award based on middle school SAT or PSAT test scores or are
interested in attending a top college like Harvard, Yale, or MIT or are
interested in pursuing a career in medicine, law, engineering, computer science
or other professions you should seriously consider the Southside IB program.
Follow the link above to find more information, including, how to apply.
Southside has an active Air Force junior
which gives students leadership as well as technical training.
- Erikson Bynum
Southside's forensics program is nationally ranked and second to none in the
Greenville area. Forensics gives students the chance to develop their speaking
and communication skills.
has a 2000 square foot robotics fabrication shop along with a computer lab
equipped with SolidWorks CAD for developing
robotics projects. In 2004-2005 The school
was one of only 13 schools nationwide to receive a Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam grant for up to $10,000. Our
InvenTeam is currently working on
perfecting a stair climbing robot for