Southwest is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School with a rigorous academic program that prepares students for college, career and life. The International Baccalaureate programs at Southwest offer students rich, engaging and rigorous opportunities during all four years of their high school experience. All Southwest students in grades 9-10 are part of the IB Middle Years Program (MYP). Students in grades 11-12 may choose to participate fully in the Diploma Program (DP), Career-related Program (CP) or engage in IB Diploma and/or career-focused courses.
Advanced Placement (AP) courses are college-level courses available for students to take in high school. Students may earn college credit by taking the end-of-course exam and earning a college credit qualifying score. Scores on exams are awarded by the Advanced Placement College Board.
Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) is a program that allows public and nonpublic students in grades 10-12 to earn college credit while still in high school, through enrollment in and successful completion of college nonsectarian courses at eligible postsecondary institutions.