Modified Bell Schedule – Friday, March 24, 2017

There will be an assembly on Friday, March 24, 2017. Below is the modified bell schedule for that day.

7:00—8:15                1ST Period
8:20—9:35                3rd Period
9:40—10:55              5TH Period
10:55—11:30            ONE LUNCH
11:35—12:30            7th Period
12:30—1:25              Assembly

Course Selection for 2017-2018

The course selection process for the 2017-2018 school year is under way. Juniors are meeting with counselors this week. Sophomores will meet with counselors March 13-17. Freshmen will meet with counselors March 20-24. All paperwork is due back to counselors by March 31, 2017.

Please print out the Course Challenge form below and complete all steps in order to be considered.



All Juniors will participate in the ACT on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. There will be no school for freshmen, sophomores, and any seniors who have already participated, on this day. Participation is a requirement for graduation and free for Juniors (and Seniors who have not yet participated) on this day. There are many online resources to help prepare for the ACT. Please see below to get started.


Southwest CTA’s “Southwest Shadow” Gains National Recognition

The Southwest Shadow of Southwest Career & Technical Academy is one of 22 publications nationwide to be chosen as a Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) Crown Awards finalist. The Crown Awards honor top student publications chosen from CSPA’s members. Crowns are selected for overall excellence in a head-to-head comparison. Student publishing in news, magazine, yearbook or digital (online) formats are all eligible. Publications are judged on their excellence as shown by their design, photography, concept, coverage and writing. A total of 1,100 publications were eligible for judging. Crown Finalists are actual winners, not nominees. Some will be announced as Gold Crowns; the rest are Silver Crowns. Final results will be announced and presented at the CSPA ceremonies in March 2017. SWCTA’s digital publications are under the direction of Journalism/English teacher Matthew LaPorte. For more information about the Crown Awards, click here or call SWCTA Principal Donna Levy at (702) 799-5766.