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South High School's Vision
All Denver South High School graduates will be prepared for success in college, career, and life, possessing essential life skills and a sense of civic responsibility to contribute to their global community.

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SCHOOL PERFORMANCE FRAMEWORK: South has earned a rating of Meets Expectations (green) on the SPF Report for 2013 and 2014!




How Does South Excel?

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Parents, please be aware that this is the week for CMAS testing, AP Sessions and ACT Prep.  All Seniors will still be required to attend their concurrent enrollment classes too.  The ACT Practice Tests are for all Juniors.  Advanced Placement sessions will also be available for students enrolled in any AP Class. Tutoring will still be available.  Please click here below to see the schedule.



South High senior Dominic Ellerbee is a musical genius, and it shows.  South High Student Theater’s annual spring musical is something special this year—the world premiere of Dom Ellerbee’s So Many Fish in the Sea. This original and exciting musical is entirely Dom’s creation. He composed all of the music, arranged all of the orchestration, wrote the script, choreographed the dancing, and is directing the production. The music is absolutely astounding. The story centers around a couple’s “perfect” love story, that is challenged and complicated by the passage of time and the ever-looming threat of death.  Europa, Ganymede, Io and Callisto, Jovian Observers who embody love, time, death, and the afterlife, shepherd the characters through the twists and turns of fate as they learn to love in ways that expand beyond the boundaries of life and time.  South High’s Drama program has long embraced the title of “Student Theater”, focusing on the work of its talented students, but So Many Fish in the Sea is South High Student Theater’s proudest moment—truly an opportunity to celebrate the vision and talent of one of its most dedicated and extraordinary students.  He has already been accepted at Berkeley College of Music, and is waiting for answers from Julliard and Hartt School of Music.

DATES: So Many Fish In The Sea:

March 19, 20 & 21 at 7:00 p.m.

March 22 at 2:00 p.m.


South's Class of 2015 is breaking all sorts of records as record amounts of scholarships are coming in along with students being accepted to Top Tier Schools. South is home to three Boettcher finalists, a National Merit Scholar and four Daniels' Fund finalists! Watch for more news as we receive it during the next couple of months! 



Families from the neighborhood, other neighborhoods and private schools are choosing South! 

Current South Parents Love South!

"We considered our home school and another DPS high school.  At the last minute, our daughter asked to shadow at South.  After that shadow day, she was excited and committed to attend South. The comfortable class sizes, the excellent teacher/student rapport, the diversity of student backgrounds and the overall positive feeling in the school gave her what she was looking for in a high school.  Loving every minute of her high school experience at South, she was well prepared for college.  It was such a success that our son followed and is currently attending South and loving South as well.  Our childrens' high school years have been rewarding, academically challenging and extremely fun, it doesn't get any better than that."  Mark and Jan Bundy, Choice-in parents from Hilltop Neighborhood.

"Our daughter attended a small private school.  She was ready for a larger, more diverse school and we chose South because of the welcoming atmosphere, the proximity to our home and the excellent curriculum.  South offers a large number of honors and advanced placement classes and a strong music and art program.  She loves having the opportunity to become acquainted with students from all over the world.  She has found the coursework challenging.  South is our neighborhood school and it is nice to be within walking distance of the school and be part of our community.  Our principal, Dr. Waters, is so energetic and dedicated. It is impressive to see her welcoming the staff and students each morning.  We are happy to be part of the South community!"  Sara Murdoch, Neighborhood Parent and former private school parent.

"South has provided both of my children with the necessary competencies to succeed in high school.  The learning environment is amazing and they are being well prepared for college!  They have been provided opportunities to improve their public speaking, increase their leadership skills and perform community service.  In addition, they are having fun and thoroughly enjoying their high school experience."  Val Renkert, Neighborhood Parent and former parent of the HGT Magnet Program at Morey Middle School

"As a parent, you want the first thirty days of high school to be perfect so your child feels welcomed, safe, excited, engaged, challenged. You trust they will look forward to going to school every day to such an extent that they actually begin to take charge of their own education.  My daughter's first month at South could not have been any better and it set an incredibly positive tone that we have been riding the last 1 1/2 years.  There is no other school like Denver's South High School!"  Nick Bottinelli, former Grant Middle School Family.

"Our daughter has thrived at South. She is challenged academically and creatively.  She has made good friends, been able to participate in sports, and all at a school that has exposed her to other students and cultures from around the world.  There is a long list of positives at South High School!  We are grateful we made the right choice!"          Dr. Andy and Kerry Ziller, former Merrill Middle School parents