Welcome Class of 2027!
A Welcome from South Administrative Team:
Dr. Luke Almon, Principal
Welcome to South Anchorage High School!
At South, we pride ourselves on a positive, team-oriented environment, and seek to provide students with the opportunity to work hard, develop resilience, and fulfill their potential. Part of that process is giving students a chance to follow both an academic and extra-curricular pathway throughout their high school years. That may consist of the arts, music, debate, engineering, ROTC, clubs, volunteer programs, and athletics. No matter the course, we encourage all students to find something about which they are passionate, and a group of students and supportive adults with whom they can pursue it.
Ms. Jocelyn Hemenway, Curriculum Principal
Greetings from the Curriculum Office! The South Anchorage Counseling Team is excited that you are an incoming Wolverine! Our office provides the following: Student Registration, Academic and Career Counseling, Class Schedules, State Testing and AP Testing. We are always happy to help our students meet their academic goals and prepare them for their post high school choices.
Mr. Chris Ruggles, Activities Principal
We have been working hard to help students participate in the wide array of activities South offers. Out of the eight high schools in our district, South has the highest overall activities participation rate!
Students who are involved in extracurricular activities are more likely to succeed in the classroom. Our Athletic and Fine Art Programs have a proven history of success they continually build on. Along with our additional clubs and organizations, students have many different avenues to build camaraderie and strong friendships with their peers. By participating in activities, students will learn dedication, hard work, responsibility, and leadership. These traits will help our students prepare for the challenges that lie ahead.
South Anchorage High School (SAHS) is a comprehensive high school in the Anchorage School District, students, staff, parents, and community members praise the school for the high levels of academic achievement that our students have realized thus far. The school has an exceptional academic program with a full complement of advanced placement classes in all curricular areas. We also offer honors language arts and social studies classes at the ninth and tenth grade levels, four world languages and specialized fine arts, music and career technology courses. In addition, SAHS students have numerous interscholastic athletic opportunities, as well as a host of clubs and other programs that are available to them to help broaden their educational experience. We have an outstanding faculty, and the yearly turnover rate is very low.
Our teachers consistently work to ensure that all of their instructional activities are standards-based, rigorous, and relevant. The staff at SAHS is committed to helping each student achieve his or her unique academic potential in a safe, welcoming learning environment.
We offer the following AP classes: Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, Economics Macro and Micro, US Government and Politics, World History, US History, Computer Science, Literature adn Composition, Language and Composition, Spanish, Statistics, German, French and a Capstone program of Seminar and Research.
The following attachment gives more information on a few of our programs: SAHS Program Descriptions
Freshman Course Request - the linked document shows what classes are available to our incoming freshmen.
This slideshow gives an brief overview of our school and some of our staff and programs.
Sports and Activities
We are very proud of all our Wolverine teams. South has earned many Region and State titles. We offer the following sports: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Cross Country Running, Cross Country Skiing, Flag Football, Football, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, Riflery, Soccer, Softball, Swimming/Diving, Tennins, Track and Field, Volleyball and Wrestling.
Here are directions for registering for sports.
Here are a few videos to highlight some of our teams:
We have some very talented Wolverines! Check out these videos to see what these programs have to offer:
- Music- Our music program consistently wins awards both in state and out of state.
- Freshmen Music Flier
- World Languages- The world language program competes in Declamation and South always has top finishers.
- Air Force JROTC- Our AFJROTC is a fantastic addition to our school and community.
- AP Seminar- AP Seminar is the first step in completing the AP Capstone program.
- Yearbook- Yearbook gives students the opportunity to work on their photography, writing and people skills.
South has many in school clubs that meet during lunch or right after school. Here is just a sample of the clubs that have been offered and new clubs are being started every year:
- German club
- Key Club- gives students community service opportunities.
- Model United Nations- Expand global views, improve public speaking and participate in the UAA Mun Conference
- National Honor Society- Selection is based on four criteria: scholarship, leadership, service, and character.
- Partners Club- Integrates general education students with special education students to break down social barriers and participate in social events.
- Native Leadership Committee
- Triathlon Club