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                      WELCOME BACK                  

                    Tuesday, August 17

        Building opens at 7:45 for students

Bell rings at 8:30 and all students report to their Homeroom

Our school day starts at 8:45 and ends at 3:45

In the Loop: Parent Edition 8/2 Edition


Please click on the following link to review the first edition of In the Loop (Parent Edition) 

In the Loop- Parent Edition (August 2)




Welcome Back Celebration

August 12, 2021

  • Meet Admin Team
  • Take ID Photos
  • Pick Up Class Schedules
  • Pay Fees
  • Orientations 
  • Supply giveaway sponsored by Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity (Alpha Lambda Sigma- Greenville Chapter) 

Welcome to the 2021-22 School Year

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Students learn to think broadly and deeply about ideas, engage with a curriculum that ignite their curiosity, and aim to be college and career ready graduates. Click on the link below to learn more about our Welcome Back Celebration and Back to School events.

Welcome Back Letter 2021

International Baccalaureate Program

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Southside High School is the one of four high school in Greenville County authorized to offer IB diploma courses and to present candidates for the International Baccalaureate Diploma. Southside’s IB program is the oldest and most successful program in South Carolina. The IB program is a rigorous, two-year, comprehensive curriculum for grades 11 and 12 that seeks to prepare students for postsecondary study through courses and instructional techniques that emphasize critical thinking, effective self-expression, and application of knowledge. If you are interested in learning more about our program, please contact Dr. Julie McGaha, Innovative Programs Coordinator.

Sex Ed. Instruction 2021-2022

Semester 1:  September 15-September 27

**Depending on if you give exams before or after winter break – we will touch base in the fall

Semester 2: February 11 - February 25

Parent Preview

Parents may preview the lessons and instructional materials at any time during school hours.  
**These materials will be in the media center or front office.  


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Welcome Back to School Celebration - 2021

  • Thursday, August 12, 2021 
  • 4 pm to 7 pm

Back to School Letter (PLEASE READ)

  • Back to School Sessions
  • Freshman Orientation 
  • Pick up 2021 Class Schedules
  • Pay current and past due fees
  • Take ID photos
  • Free Hotdogs 
  • Food Truck (bring cash)
  • DJ
  • Tour our campus
  • Complete other important Back to School documents 


Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID): This program, based on a national program, identifies students who have been performing at average levels, presents them with the tools to move successfully to high level courses, and prepares them for college. Southside is the first and only high school in Greenville County Schools to offer this exciting opportunity to all students.

What AVID is...

A program for "upper-to-middle" academic students. These students have the potential for honors/AP/IB/Dual Credit work, but need academic support paired with rigor.
AVID combines rigor with support that includes each student's individual determination & the support of teachers & other AVID students.

What AVID is not...

an "at risk" program. It is designed to support students who would not otherwise attend and graduate from a 4-year university to do just that.
for students who fail to complete any of their homework.
for students who consistently earn "D"s & "F"s in their coursework.
for unmotivated students. AVID students must have individual determination.

If you are interested in AVID, please contact our School Counseling and Advisement Office.