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Southwest High School (El Centro, California)

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Type  Public
Principal  Bernardo Valenzuela
Color(s)  Purple, Gold, Black
Phone  +1 760-336-4100
Founded  1996
Established  1996 (1996)
Grades  9-12
Newspaper  The Talon
Mascot  Eagles
Address  2001 Ocotillo Dr, El Centro, CA 92243, USA
District  Central Union High School District
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Southwest High School (known as Southwest, SHS, or AltEd) is a 4 to 5 year public high school in El Centro, California that serves approximately 2,300 students by utilizing an alternative teaching approach designed to meet the unique learning challenges of its diverse population. Southwest is one of the 3 high schools within the Central Union High School District. It has been a California Distinguished School. It is home to the Southwest High School Eagles.

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Clubs

  • ASB
  • Mock Trial
  • Interact Club
  • Key Club
  • Best Friends Club
  • Mexican-American Club
  • Yearbook Club
  • AVID Club
  • Academic Decathlon
  • MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Achievement) Club
  • Native American Club
  • HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America)
  • Orchestra Club
  • Rock Combo Club
  • SAVAPA Theatre
  • SAVAPA Dance
  • SAVAPA Art
  • SAVAPA Music
  • SAVAPA Design and Animation
  • Travel Club
  • Pawsitivity Club
  • Outdoors Club
  • Music programs

  • Women's Choir
  • Men's Choir
  • Ladies' Ensemble
  • SAVAPA Music
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Guitar
  • Orchestra (Cadet, Philharmonic, Chamber)
  • Athletics

    SHS competes in the Imperial Valley League in the California Interscholastic Federation San Diego Section. The school's teams are called the Eagles

    Fall Sports

  • Cross Country (JV, Varsity) (Co-ed)
  • American Football (Frosh, JV, Varsity)
  • Girls Volleyball (Frosh, JV, Varsity)
  • Girls Tennis (JV, Varsity)
  • Winter Sports

  • Soccer (Frosh, JV, Varsity)
  • Basketball (Frosh, JV, Varsity)
  • Wrestling (Frosh, JV, Varsity)
  • Girls Basketball (Frosh, JV, Varsity)
  • Spring Sports

  • Baseball (Frosh, JV, Varsity)
  • Softball (Frosh, JV, Varsity)
  • Track (JV, Varsity)
  • Swim (Frosh, JV, Varsity)
  • Boys Tennis (JV, Varsity)
  • "Yearly"

  • Cheerleading (JV, Varsity)
  • Graduation requirements

    Southwest High School and the Central Union High School District follow the (A-G) requirements which are

  • 200 Credits
  • 2.0 Grade Point Average or above from grades 9 through 12 (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior) Year.
  • MUST pass the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) with a 350 or above in order to graduate.

  • English – 8 Semesters (4 Years) (40 credits)
  • -English 9 -English 10

    -English 11 -English 12

  • Social Science – 6 Semesters (3 Years) (30 credits)
  • -World History 1 year (2 Semesters) (10th grade)

    -US History 1 year (2 Semesters) (11th grade)

    -American Government 1 semester (12th grade)

    -Economics 1 semester (12th grade)

  • Mathematics – 4 Semesters (20 credits)
  • Two years with 1 year being Algebra -Algebra 1 -Geometry -Algebra 2 (optional), -Trigonometry (optional), -AP Stats (optional), -Pre-Calculus (optional), -AP Calculus (optional)

  • Science – 4 Semesters (2 Years) (20 credits)
  • -Physical Science 1 year (2 Semesters)

    -Biology 1 year (2 Semesters) -Chemistry (optional) -Physics (optional) -AP Chemistry (optional) -AP Biology (optional)

  • Physical Education – 4 Semesters (2 Years)(20 credits)
  • All 9th grade students must be enrolled in PE. -P.E 1 -P.E 2 -Weight Lifting (Training)

  • Fine Arts – 2 Semesters (1 Years)(10 credits)
  • -Satisfied by any combination of Art, Music, Drama and/or Foreign Language.

  • Practical Arts – 1 Semester (5 credits)
  • -Satisfied by a course in business education, industrial arts, life skills or ROP.

  • Academic Elective – 2 Semesters(2 Years) (10 credits)
  • -From the following areas: (Mathematics, Science, Social Science, Foreign Language, and/or Language Arts.)

  • Health Education - 1 Semester
  • Computer Information Literacy - 1 Semester
  • References

    Southwest High School (El Centro, California) Wikipedia


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