Welcome to Southwest DeKalb High School

Hey, Classes of 2017 & 2018: 
Help Welcome the Class of 2020 to SWD!
Start Your Year Off Right!

Start a tradition, leave a legacy, and welcome the next generation of Panthers by participating in the Big Brother/Big Sister freshmen orientation program.

You can participate in freshmen orientation by giving tours, helping new students find their lockers, answering questions, and simply making the transition into high school easier and much friendlier.

Big Brothers and Sisters will come to school on the freshmen-only day, 8/1, and work with freshmen.

If you would like to participate as a Big Brother/ Big Sister, go to the CLICK HERE and fill out an application. Each one reach one teach one.

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Parent Orientation & Tour

This is an optional orientation for parents of entering 9th grade students. During orientation, parents and students can expect to:
  • Tour the school and experience "mock class change"
  • Pre-order class shirts
  • Get information about uniforms
  • Receive course assignments 
  • Learn about Title I program 
  • Sign-up for eligible activities/clubs
  • Meet Academy Administrator
  • Learn about scheduling model
When: August 1, 2016
Where: Auditorium
Time: 10:00 a.m.
We Look Forward to Seeing You!! 
To get all the Freshman Class Updates click the "FRESHMAN CLASS OF 2020" link on the left navigation bar.

Mr. and Miss SWD Pageant
This year Southwest DeKalb will host its first ever Pageant Competition! The Mr. & Miss SWD Pageant's purpose is to provide personal and professional opportunities for our young men and women through community service and events.
If you are interested in participating, please fill out the attached pre-application form.

SWD School Uniforms Information
Do you have a question about the new mandatory school uniforms? Visit the SWD SCHOOL UNIFORM page.
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.  
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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.


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