Southwest High School offers a variety of strong, well-rounded academic choices for students.

Since 1987, Southwest has offered an IB Program that is recognized for excellence by universities and colleges around the world. 

All Southwest courses provide the same academic challenges as they have in the past. Academic excellence—from students, teachers, and staff—is important at Southwest High School. The departments listed below offer all students academic choices to help them prepare for college, careers, and life.  The International Baccalaurreate Program is an academically challenging program for motivated students who are college bound.  IB and MYP (Middle Years Program (grades 9-10)) explore all subject areas and promotes participation in athletic/recreational, creative and social service activities.