Our Mission Statement
We, as a school community, will provide a safe and empowering educational environment that will encourage each student to realize their highest potential and globally prepare them to be life-long learners and contributing members of a society in the 21st century.
Southern High School will become a professional learning community with a
- focus on data-driven teaching and learning
- focus on results
- professional and collaborative culture
Excerpt from Herald Sun, August 6, 2012:
James Key, area superintendent for Durham's high schools, said DPS is partnering with the North Carolina New Schools Project to subdivide Southern into four distinct academies within a comprehensive high school. "We're proud of Southern's accomplishments in the past school year, but we're excited it is completely transforming into the Southern School of Energy and Sustainability," Key said.
Southern already had its School of Engineering. Now, it will also have schools of Infrastructure Engineering, Business Management Sustainability and Biomedical Technology. Key expects to see more project-based learning activities. "What this really means is that students can work in four separate academies, be part of smaller teams, but still part of a comprehensive high school," he said.
School of Biomedical Technology
School of Business Management and Sustainability
School of Infrastructure Engineering
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Exit at Miami Boulevard. Proceed towards Durham on Miami. Cross Highway 70 (Miami) Boulevard becomes Mineral Springs Road). Follow Mineral Springs Road until you come to a traffic light at the intersection of Mineral Springs Road and Highway 98. At the light, turn left onto Highway 98. Proceed to the 1st light and turn right onto Clayton Road. Southern High School is approximately 1 mile on the right.
Take Highway 70 towards Raleigh. Take the second exit, which is Highway 98. Turn right onto Highway 98 at the traffic light. Travel approximately 1.5 miles to Clayton Road. Southern High School is approximately 1 mile on the right.