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Dual Credit Night

On Wednesday, December 12 @ 6 p.m., Southside High School will host Dual Credit Night.  We will present information for all of our traditional students, grades 10 and 11, about how to obtain college credit while in high school.  Please make plans to spend time with us to learn more about this exciting opportunity.

South Carolina School Report Cards

Below is the link to our School Report Card, released November 29, 2018 by the State Department of Education.  Based on a number of factors, each school in the state has been rated as excellent, good, average, below average, or unsatisfactory.

These report cards are very different from past report cards in our state.  The new report cards factor in multiple data points, test scores and surveys. The report attempts to measure a school’s academic achievement, student progress, college and career readiness and school climate. The reports will also include data on English Learners Progress, Student Safety, and Financial information. High School reports will factor in graduation rates, though the formula for determining the graduation rate has changed slightly from past years.

For the first time in South Carolina, NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) scores will be used to help determine schools’ ratings. NAEP tests students in every state in fourth grade and eighth grade in math, reading, science, and writing. The percentage of schools ranked in each category (from unsatisfactory to excellent) will align to the State’s 2015 NAEP results, so about 15 percent of schools in South Carolina will be rated “excellent,” 20 percent will be rated “good,” 35 percent will be rated “average,” 20 percent will be “below average,” and 10 percent will be “unsatisfactory.”

Along with the new rating system, the report cards feature several new pieces of data, including Education Value-Added Assessment System (EVAAS).  EVAAS measures student academic growth year-after-year. EVAAS measures student academic position in relation to his/her peers from one-year to another.  Growth among lowest performing 20% of students counts double toward each school’s report card.


If you have any questions or concerns related to our school’s ratings, feel free to contact Principal Andre M. Dukes via email or phone.

Parents: Receiving Emergency Texts from GCSD

Parents: Receiving Emergency Texts from GCSD

Changes in Powerschool for Emergency Text Messaging: Parents--if you currently have a landline listed as the “Primary Contact Phone” and wish to receive texts about school cancellations or other emergency schedule changes, please complete this form and turn it in to the Southside Front Office. Parents who already have a cellular phone listed as their primary contact will not need to take action to receive this service. 

Fall Exam Schedule

Fall Exam Schedule
As we near the end of the 2nd quarter we want to pass along some important information regarding 2018 mid-term exams. This year, exams will be given prior to Winter Break. This change allows students to test on material while it is fresh in their minds.

December 18th - 1st and 5th Period Exams
December 19th - 2nd and 6th Period Exams
December 20th - 3rd and 7th Period Exams
December 21st - 4th Period (half-day)

 Any absence without a written doctors note must be approved by Mr. Dukes in advance of the exam.

1:1 Parent Meetings

Parents are invited to attend one of seven 1:1 informational session sponsored by Southside High School. Sessions are open to parents and potential parents of Southside High School. Hear from school administrators regarding Southside High School movement to 1:1 for the 2019-2020 school year. 

Tuesday, February 12 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Thursday, February 28 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Monday, March 11, 2019, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Thursday, April 4, 2019, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Wednesday, May 8 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Southside High School is the oldest and most successful IB school in South Carolina. Our IB Diploma Program serves approximately 21.5 % of the students of the age group eligible for the program, being a “school within a school model.”  Our educational program is academically challenging and built on high expectations. We offer a variety of programs: International Baccalaureate (IB), Advanced Placement (AP), Honors, Dual Credit, CTE, and College Preparatory. All of these programs are designed to meet the unique and individual needs and interests of each student. Check out our new promotional video!



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Rosetta Stone

Rosetta Stone® Community Solution for K-12 is a program available to the parents of our English Language Learners. This program provides an opportunity to learn and develop parents' English Language skills. For access to this program, please contact your child’s ESOL teacher who will be able to provide you with a code to access the program and share general log-in instructions. Click here for details.

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