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Southwest DeKalb High School High Achievers Magnet Program Enrollment
Open Enrollment for the High Achievers Magnet Program at Southwest DeKalb High School is January 11, 2016 through February 19th 2016 with a late deadline of August 31, 2016.

Qualified students are guaranteed placement at Southwest DeKalb High School for the 2016-2017 school year. Students can register online or in person at designated centers. To download a brochure about SWD's High Achievers Program, CLICK HERE. For SWD application instructions, CLICK HERE. For more information CLICK HERE to access the DCSD School Choice webpage. The forms for registration will be active on January 11, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. SWD will host tours for potential magnet students on January 21 and 28 from 9:00-11:00 a.m.
 
 
School Choice Open Enrollment
Open Enrollment for School Choice Open Enrollment begins January 11, 2016 and ends February 19, 2016.

In accordance with HB-251 students have the option of enrolling in another school outside of their zoned attendance area within the DeKalb County School District based on seat availability after the school's assigned students have been enrolled. For more information CLICK HERE to access the DCSD School Choice information webpage.  
 
  
Panther Recovery allows you to receive credit in pre-selected courses that you may have failed with a score ranging from 55-69. Panther Recovery begins January 26th through March 29, 2016. 
 
Georgia Parent Survey 2015-2016
All parents are encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey because the data will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. The survey closes on February 26. 
 
 
SWD School Uniforms Information 
Do you have a question about the new mandatory school uniforms? Visit the SWD SCHOOL UNIFORM page.
 
SWD has gone SOCIAL!  Check us out!
SWD on Facebook:
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SWD on Twitter: @SWDPanthers | @SWDPTSA | @THEPROWLER_BBG
SWD Prowler on Instagram: theprowlerbbg 
 
Calculate Your GPA Panthers! 
Click here to access tools that will assist you in calculating your GPA.
 
Panther News
Prom Dress Giveaway
Sponsored by Decatur Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta on Saturday, March 12, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Community Achievement Center. For details click here. 
2015-2016 SWD STAR Student and STAR Teacher Announced
The Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program honors Georgia's highest achieving high school seniors and the teachers who have been most instrumental in their academic development. This year, Southwest DeKalb is proud to announce that Jordan Brown, class of 2016, is our STAR student. Jordan was surprised by her family, teachers and friends when they stormed her classroom as the announcement was made. Jordan selected Mr. Raymond Maple, AP U.S. History teacher, as her STAR teacher. This is the third time that Mr. Maple has been honored as the STAR Teacher. Both Jordan Brown and Mr. Maple will be honored at the state banquet.  
Financial Aid Night
There is no issue that worries the American public more about higher education than the soaring cost of attending college. Financial Aid Night will be held Monday March 7, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM in the auditorium. Financial aid information will be presented to parents and students new to the financial aid process.  
DeKalb County School System Online Scholarship Guide
Dekalb County Schools students and parents can access information about 959 scholarships that cover a wide range of academic disciplines and eligibility requirements as well as tips to help you get scholarships and links to other resources about scholarships and financial aid.
We Are SWD

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Character Traits
 
 
The Character Trait
for the Month of January is
FAIRNESS
 
 
SWD is a
"No Hazing Zone!"
 
 
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District Events
Curriculum Audit: Parent Surveys
Thu Feb 11 2016
to Thu Feb 18 2016
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Upcoming Events
Countdown to Graduation
Wed Feb 17 2016
Elective Fair
Tue Feb 23 2016
Financial Aid Night
Mon Mar 7 2016
Career Day
Thu Apr 14 2016
SWD Quick Links
SWD PTSA
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You can now join the PTSA and give donations online. To join and/or give a donation, click on "About Us" on the left side of this page, then "PTSA". Once on the PTSA webpage, click on "Become a Member" and follow the instructions.
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