South Ridge High School's poverty rate is 81.7%, making it a "Beating the Odds" recipient. “Beating the Odds” list "seeks to identify schools that do an excellent job of preparing their students for college while also overcoming the obstacles posed by students at an economic disadvantage." South Ridge also received a star, which "indicates that it meets our Equity measure by helping low-income students score at or above average on state assessments."
South Ridge is a college preparatory high school that offers students a demanding academic program which emphasizes student learning and achievement. Students receive instruction from highly qualified faculty who are experts in their fields. South Ridge High School is accredited by AdvancED.
They offer a myriad of Advanced Placement (AP) courses and dual-enrollment opportunities for our students. For example, last school year students took 53 Advanced Placement tests in the following courses: English Literature and Composition, Statistics, European History. They offered three dual enrollment course through Grand Canyon University and had 32 students complete English 105, 28 completed English 106, 5 complete EDU 210-Introduction to Education, and 14 complete Physics 111. In addition, they offer multiple elective classes for our students.
Last school year, they had one student qualify for entry into the National Hispanic Recognition Program and another for qualify National Merit Scholarship Recognition based on students' scores on PSAT test. Over 70% of our 2015 graduates have enrolled in university or community college for this year.
They also offer many extra-curricular activities, including girls’ and boys’ volleyball, boys’ and girls’ basketball, softball, track & field, co-ed soccer, cross country and cheerleading.
South Ridge also provides free after-school tutoring, including a late bus. All student clubs are free and include: Anime, Arts Night, National Honor Society, Drama Club (produces three plays per year), Speech and Debate club (goes to three or more tournaments per year). All clubs are student-driven so in the past, the school has also offered weightlifting club, hiking club, movie club, chess club; all of which were free.
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