After School Tutoring

We are pleased to announce Southside High School will offer after-school tutoring (Academic Overtime) for students beginning the week of September 26th.  This is an opportunity for students to receive more one-on-one assistance in any class they may need extra help.  


The tutoring sessions will be held each school day on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 4:00pm to 5:00pm.  Tutoring will not take place on holidays or days when school is closed or there has been an early-release.


Bus transportation will be made available beginning October 3rd.  


Please complete this form to sign-up to attend and indicate if your student requires bus transportation.




Southside High students to present at American Chemical Society Conference

Three seniors from Southside High School have been selected to present their research papers at the upcoming Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Shayar Joshi (left), Sam Albury (center) and Rishita Tikkala (right) will present their projects alongside graduate students, undergraduate students, and industry professionals at the annual meeting October 19-22. The theme of this year’s meeting is “Chemistry Transcending Boundaries for a Sustainable Future.” The students’ research grew out of the work they did in Southside’s IB Science courses. All three are full diploma IB students.

Shayar Joshi is currently doing an internship with Terravive, a sustainable packaging company. Joshi  works with their research and design team. He has also been a volunteer at Roper Mountain Center.

Sam Albury completed an internship through Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences at Clemson this summer and is still working with Clemson professors to further the research.

Rishita Tikkala is the founder of the Diwali Food Drive Inc., a 501 c (1) which has provided over 250,000 pounds of food to local food banks. She also completed the Bank of America Internship Program this summer where she worked with United Ministries on a number of community projects.  This will be the second time Tikkala has presented at this conference.

Southside High an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program in grades 9-10 and a Diploma Program in grades 11-12. Both programs emphasize critical thinking, intercultural understanding, and exposure to a variety of points of view. Diploma Program students take coursework in six different subject areas that reflect a blend of breadth and specialization, complete an in-depth research paper, take a Theory of Knowledge philosophy course, and engage in community and service projects. The IB program leads to advanced standing and college credits at the world's finest colleges and universities. 

An Open House is scheduled for Thursday October 27, 2022 at 6PM.                                                                                             
Shayar Joshi (left), Sam Albury (center) and Rishita Tikkala (right)


Your 2nd and/or 3rd year high school student has the opportunity to take the PSAT/NMSQT test on October 12, 2022.  In compliance with Proviso 1A.17 and as mandated in Section 59-18-340 of the Education Accountability Act, the test is administered to assess and identify curricular areas that need to be strengthened and reinforced. According to the law, schools shall use the assessment as a diagnostic tool to provide academic assistance to students whose scores reflect the need for such assistance. 


Schools will use the results of the assessment to provide guidance and direction for parents and students as they plan for postsecondary experiences. While students are not required to participate, schools are required to offer this testing opportunity to all enrolled 2nd year students (in-person and GCS Virtual Program).

The PSAT/NMSQT test is provided at no cost to 2nd year high school students and is $18 for any 3rd year high school student who wishes to register and complete the test.  The test will be administered during the school day on October 12, 2022. GCS Virtual Program students must provide their own transportation.


All students who wish to complete the PSAT must register between August 26 and September 12, 2022 (4:00pm EST).  Please visit Mr. Means' testing website for more information on registration.


Click here for Registration Page


Sex Education 2022-23

Instruction Dates


Semester 1:  September 22- October 4

Semester 2: February 14  - February 27


Parent Preview

Parents may preview the lesson topics and general outline through the district website or they may come to the school and preview the lesson details and videos at any time during school hours.  

PTSA Reflection Entry Guidelines

PTSA reflection entries are due by Wednesday, November 23, 2022.

Reflection Entry Guidelines

Reflection Show Your Voice Flyer (English)

Reflection Show Your Voice Flyer (Spanish)

2022-23 Southside Goal and Vision

Click on the following link to learn more about Southside's Vision and Goal for 2022-2023 School Year. 

2022-23 School Goal and Vision

Profile of an AVID Student

Profile of an AVID Student at Southside