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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.
 
School Announcements
Robotics Team
Students interested in joining the Robotics Team should make plans to attend the next meeting scheduled for Wednesday, August 20th after school in room 252.
Spirit Cards
Spirit Cards are for sales for $10 each.† You can contact a Southwestern Cheerleader or Southwestern Boys Basketball team member to purchase.
School Pictures
Senior pictures for boys will be made August 21st.
Senior pictures for girls will be made August 20th.
Underclassmen pictures will be taken September 19th.
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
Governorís School for Entrepreneurs
The Governor's School for Entrepreneurs (GSE) is a college and career ready program giving Kentucky high school students a hands-on, experiential immersion into innovation and entrepreneurship in order to empower them to make a positive impact on their communities through innovation and to become business leaders of tomorrow. GSE is a 3-week residential summer program where creative, free-thinking teens are empowered to share and develop their ideas for innovative products and services in an exploratory learning environment.† GSE exposes young aspiring entrepreneurs to the mindset, culture, innovative thinking and skills necessary to start a company.† GSE is a unique entrepreneurship program which places a strong emphasis on innovation and design as elements of creating a sustainable business model. GSE teaches students critical life and work skills of problem-solving, teamwork and iteration†in an environment where it is safe to fail.† Students learn about such things as: company-start-up and growth, product development and design, customer validation, business models, marketing and sales, production, investment capital and long-range strategy. Teams learn triple bottom line approach ó caring about profitability, social equity and environmental conservation. GSE students live on the Georgetown College campus in dormitories with separate quarters for males and females. They learn a great deal about themselves and others as they live in a community and develop long-lasting friendships. A select group of supportive high school and college teachers, graduate and undergraduate students, business leaders, experienced entrepreneurs and other experts works closely with the students in experiential learning sessions, hands-on design sessions and co-curricular activities. Well-known guest speakers and mentors, field trips to startup companies and other businesses, movies, special events, and a wide range of recreational opportunities offer an array of stimulating activities.
The following colleges will offer scholarships and other incentives to students who complete the GSE summer program.† Georgetown College, Union College, Brescia University, Campbsllsville University, St. Catharine College, Transylvania University, and Western Kentucky University.

Students interested in finding out more about the GSE program may visit online at www.kentuckygse.com.† Applications will be available on line beginning November 1.† Deadline for applying is December 12.

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 http://www.uky.edu/Admission/freshmen.

KHEAA Promote Your School Essay Contest

Juniors!!!!  A $500 scholarship essay contest through the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority is available.  It is the Promote Your School essay contest.  Deadline is September 15.  For more information, visit www.kheaa.com



Southwestern High School AGAIN EARN “DISTINGUISHED”

Ranked # 14 out of 230 High Schools in Kentucky

Round two of the completely redesigned state assessment system finds SWHS continuing to make their mark statewide.  After an impressive top 10% ranking last year, SWHS moves from Top 25 to Top 15 out of the 230 high schools in the state of Kentucky.  SWHS is currently ranked # 14 in the state according to this week’s release of Kentucky’s assessment scores.  This has earned Southwestern a distinguished designation, the highest level under Kentucky’s Unbridled Learning system.

This does not happen by accident—it takes hard work, dedication, and perseverance by every member of the student body, parent body, faculty, and staff.  Congratulations, SWHS!  We are extremely proud and looking forward to working on the 3-peat!

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