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Southwestern High School earns the Silver Medal from US News & World Report.   
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Southwestern High School will strive to graduate every student college/career ready and prepared for the 21st  century.
No School in Pulaski County Schools on Thursday, March 5, 2015.
School Announcements

Registering for Advanced Placement Tests

Students wishing to take Advanced Placement tests must register online at the Total Registration website for any AP exams they plan to take this year.  Students will need to register at the following website:      

Students must register by March 11th to avoid having to pay a late registration fee.  March 23 is the very last day to register for any AP test.  Students that are eligible for free/reduced fees must register in ample time to have their status verified by Mr. Grider.



The SWHS cheer squad came away with another National Championship over the weekend versus some of the best competition around.  The competition was held at Disney World. It was their second win at Disney in the last three years. 
Congratulations Ladies!  Way to Nail It!
Murray State Summer Art Workshop
Murray State University will be conducting an summer Art Workshop for high school students grades 9-12, June 14-19. Registration deadline is May 22. There is a workshop fee of $375, which includes tuition, room, and three meals per day. For class descriptions, more information , and to register, visit or contact Janeen Winters at or by phone at 270-809-3662.
The Craft Academy
The Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics is a dual-credit residential high school for academically exceptional Kentucky students. The Academy will be housed on the campus of Morehead State University, consistently ranked as one of the safest campuses in the Commonwealth.  Scheduled to open in August 2015, the Craft Academy will meet the unique educational needs of academically gifted and talented high school juniors and seniors in the Commonwealth. A college-level curriculum will allow students to finish high school while also completing up to two years of university coursework. The academic rigor of the Craft Academy will challenge students to excel at the highest level. They will be focused on a core of math and science courses while engaging in electives in arts and humanities. In addition, the Craft Academy will offer unique STEM+X courses that will enrich educational experiences and develop competencies in entrepreneurship and innovation, design and creativity, and civic and regional engagement.  The residential college experience and environment promotes excellence, innovation and creativity while developing the full potential of the state’s brightest minds and most promising future leaders. Students will live on campus in a newly renovated residence hall designed for high school-aged students. The facility will have meeting and social space and bestaffed 24/7. Counselors and advisors will also be available. For more information, email or visit
Lindsey Wilson College Preview Days
Oct 4, Nov 15, Feb 21 (also Begley Scholars Day), and Mar 28 (Talent Showcase). Schedule your campus visit by calling 800-264-0138 or 270-384-8100. You can also email to schedule a visit at
Murray State Racer Days
Murray State will have their Racer Days on the following dates:  September 27, October 22, March 11.  Meet with people who can help you in the beginning of your college career, such as professors, student organization representatives, and recruitment staff.  There will also be financial aid representatives to help you with financial aid.  For a complete schedule of each Racer Day or to make reservations, go online at
UPS Metropolitan College
 United Parcel Service offers a great tuition reimbursement opportunity for students wishing to pursue a degree.  It was established as an education-workforce-economic development partnership among Jefferson Community and Technical College (JCTC), the University of Louisville, and United Parcel Service.  The partnership provides eligible Kentucky residents access to tuition-free postsecondary education and outstanding employment opportunities.  It is basically a work for UPS program and your tuition will be reimbursed.  Benefits of the program are up to 100% tuition paid for regular full-time college students at JCTC or U of L.  There is also a book reimbursement of up to $65 per course for required books and software.  For more information, vist the Metro College website at   You may also contact the Metro College program at 502-213-4520 or by email at
The Warrior Nation showed up strong to help the football team defeat the Briar Jumpers 38-7 Friday night at Ray Correll Bowl.  You can always count on the Blue & Orange to show its Warrior Pride!
2014-2015 ACT Dates
  • September 13th--Registration Deadline August 8th
  • October 25th--Registration Deadline September 19th
  • December 13th--Registration Deadline November 7th
  • February 7th--Registration Deadline January 9th
  • April 18th--Registration Deadline March 13th
  • June 13th--Registration Deadline May 8th

University Of Kentucky
There are some important changes in the admission process starting with the Class of 2015.  A copy of these updates which encompass the application tracks and all important deadlines can be found on the UK website at
UK Admission Updates.   Here are some of the highlights:

  • UK is adding an early action track
  • December 1 is the new deadline for competitive academic scholarships, competitive diversity scholarships, the Honors Program, and early action admissions
  • We’ve also added an early action track to apply for housing and living learning programs with a deadline of February 15
  • We will have an enrollment deposit that will be due by May 1 (more details will be available on this in the fall)

 If students choose to apply through the early action track, they will hear decisions about scholarship and housing much earlier in the process allowing them to have more information to make the best decision possible in their college process. For more information, visit

Southwestern High School AGAIN EARNS “DISTINGUISHED”
with "SCHOOL OF DISTINCTION" Recognition!


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