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!


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Welcome to South High School! We are excited to have you join our Denver South family for your high school education and know you will find our school to be welcoming and supportive. We want to invite you to a parent/student night on Tuesday, April 14th from 6:30-8:00 pm.  We will be discussing class scheduling and you will hear about the choices for the upcoming year.  We will also have South High School gear available for your purchase if you wish to start showing your Rebel school spirit now!  Please RSVP to Karen Duell, Community/Family Liaison, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 720-423-6271.  Your student will also receive their FREE Class of 2019 Denver South High School shirt!  
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All NEW incoming upperclass students need to contact the appropriate grade-level counselor during the month of May for an appointment to set up a schedule for the 2015/2016 school year.  April 14th is for our incoming 9th graders only.



The community is invited to South's annual Culture Fest on Friday, April 17th at 6:00 pm.  The goal of our International Culture Fest is to promote cross-cultural understanding and interaction.  Our Culture Fest has been presented for several years and continues to grow in size and importance.  It is one of our major highlights of the year!  Join us in the auditorium as our students perform on stage in representing dozens of countries from around the world!


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 $4 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!



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