Our School

Welcome to South Decatur Junior and Senior High. We are a comprehensive high school in the heart of Indiana serving the families of south Decatur County. Situated halfway between Indianapolis and Cincinnati, our school offers students engaging, personalized programming; a curriculum geared toward college and career readiness; and a fully integrated technology initiative, all in a supportive and caring community.

Project Lead the Way

Project Lead the Way, our STEM initiative, is reinventing the way students experience learning. Through project-based inquiry and real world problem solving, students enjoy learning new things and applying what they know to problem solve in their community and around the world.

Advanced Placement

Advanced Placement (AP) courses are college-level classes students take while still in high school. Some AP courses are also dual credit courses. Dual credit courses give high school students the opportunity to earn both high school and college credits simultaneously. These courses can be taught by high school or college staff either at SDHS, at a local college, or online. 

Career and Technical Education

Our Career Technical Education program (CTE) engages students in dynamic, hands-on learning experiences that result in the mastery of career and technological skills (and in some cases nationally-recognized certifications) while still in high school. These courses prepare our students for the workforce and teach them how to market themselves to potential employers. We offer CTE courses through Columbus Area Career Connection (C4)

Awards and Recognitions

SDHS, a High Reliability SchoolMarzano High Reliability School
Marzano Research works with schools across the country to evaluate their current teaching and reporting practices, curriculum development, and school safety and culture initiatives. Schools earn certifications within the HRS framework based on how their current practices meet each standard. In 2016–2017, South Decatur Junior and Senior High School earned a Level 1 Certification. (HRS Level 1 Certification acknowledges safe and collaborative school environments.) And in 2017–2018, we earned our Level 2 Certification. (This level acknowledges schools that demonstrate effective teaching strategies in the classroom.) Congratulations SDHS!

SDHS, a Common Sense SchoolCommon Sense School
Common Sense Education recognizes schools that “create a culture of digital teaching and citizenship.” We are proud to announce that South Decatur’s technology integration initiative is paying off. We are now officially a Common Sense School!

Indiana FAFSA Award Recipient
The Indiana Commission for Higher Education recognizes 100 top-performing Indiana high schools for encouraging their students to consider higher education. To qualify for this award, at least 60% of graduating seniors must complete their FAFSA application by the yearly deadline. South Decatur High School is an Indiana FAFSA Completion Award recipient!