About SHS

School Description

Severance High School (SHS) is a comprehensive high school that provides a wide range of instruction and activities that simultaneously allow students to gain in-demand workforce skills and simultaneously prepare for college. SHS will offer Advanced Placement (AP) courses as well as specific career-oriented classes and programs designed to foster work readiness. SHS integrates academic skills into a “real world” context that engages students while enhancing their core academic skills.


Our purpose at SHS is to amplify human potential. All students at SHS will learn, grow and improve each day through inspiring learning opportunities, collaboration, personal empowerment and leadership-building experiences in and beyond school. Each student will cement a strong foundation of academic knowledge while also exploring various careers and interests such as agriculture, business, communications and media, construction management, computer programming, family and consumer science, industrial design and technology, information technology, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math).


Students will have the opportunity to enroll in concurrent-enrollment courses, earning college credit and industry certifications while still in high school. Weld RE-4 works in partnership with local colleges and universities to offer high school students pathways to earning college credit and certifications in several industries. Internships and apprenticeships, offered through Weld RE-4 partnerships with local businesses, provide hands-on training and teach students the “soft skills” prized by employers.  


In this new school, students will have the unique opportunity to build a portfolio of clubs, activities, and athletics from the ground up. SHS is deeply invested in supporting activities that engage students’ passions and interests beyond the school day, that enrich the high school experience and students’ lives, and that provide opportunities for families to engage with the school and positively participate in their children’s education.


SHS will offer a variety of competitive options for male and female athletes alike. They will have the honor of representing our community and the “home team” on the field or court. Through their participation, they will enjoy the benefits of physical fitness; learn about hard work, respect, and good sportsmanship; experience working toward a common goal; access positive mentors, such as coaches and team leaders; bond with their peers over a common passion; and learn valuable leadership skills.


At SHS we are invested in relationships and in establishing a culture of caring in which all people feel valued. A unique Advisory Program ensures that we fulfill our commitment to creating an environment that promotes and celebrates kindness among all and in which students achieve success in-and-beyond school. We look forward to an excellent inaugural school year in 2019-2020.