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.

To learn more about South High or to visit,
SCHOOL PERFORMANCE FRAMEWORK: South has earned a rating of Meets Expectations (green) on the SPF Report for 2013 and 2014!


How Does South Excel?

Choose South!

South High School was placed on Lockdown Thursday morning. Please read this letter from Dr. Waters for more information. 



Did you miss our course selection opportunity on April 14th? It's not too late to choose your courses!  Please click on the link below to obtain the course selections for all incoming 9th graders for the 2015/2016 school year.  The sooner you fill it out, the better chance you have of acquiring the courses you choose!  You may email it back to our counseling office at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , fax it to us at 720-423-6021, or mail it into South High School - 1700 E. Louisiana Ave., Denver, CO 80210  Attn:  Counseling Dept. If you have any specific questions, please contact our counseling office at 720-423-6068.  We look forward to hearing from you!
Click here for the 9th grade course selections. 



South's Ninth Grade Academy will be held here on site August 10th - 14th from 8:00 am - 12:00 noon.  We strongly encourage all incoming 9th grade students to come and learn more about South, make friends and have fun!  To register, please send an email message to:   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Include the name of the high school, student's full name and DPS ID number, and address/phone number.  If you have any questions, please send an email message to the email listed above or call the DPS Ninth Grade Academies Hotline at 720-424-8277.



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! 

We have students who are Boettcher Scholars (full ride; all four years!)  In total, the Class of 2015 has been awarded over $8.0 MILLION in outside scholarships and the money just keeps rolling in! Look for a record breaker this year both in college acceptance and scholarships!  

The seniors have also been accepted to outstanding schools. We have acceptances from the University of Chicago, the University of Texas at Austin, Baylor University, Indiana University, University of Kansas, Colorado School of Mines, Colorado College, University of Denver, Gonzaga University, University of San Diego, University of Miami, Arizona State University, the University of Arizona, The Prep School at Annapolis, Drake University, Elon University, Washington State University, University of Tampa, Berkeley School of Music, Rollins College…and all of our large public schools in Colorado. We are anticipating Ivy League acceptances which are due to be announced in April. Stay tuned for more Class of 2015 news!

GRADUATION:  The Class of 2015 will hold their graduation ceremonies on Friday, May 29th at 3:00 pm at the University of Denver's Ritchie Center.