South side Tech school building

About the School

  • Southside offers technical training to high school students enrolled in the Fayette, Jessamine, Scott, and Woodford County public school systems. Students spend half of their school day at their home school and the other half at Southside and can earn up to four elective credits in each program area per school year. After completing one year, students may enroll in a technical center program for a second year of advanced training.

    Programs include carpentry construction, electrical technology, electronics technology, advanced manufacturing, welding, culinary arts, pre-nursing and medical sciences. Students also can take advanced math and English courses here.

    In addition, eight-graders from Fayette County middle schools can enroll in a technical academy that follows a pre-engineering curriculum as early entry into manufacturing.

    What makes us special

    Southside students annually bring home state and national accolades through the SkillsUSA program, and our medical sciences students have leadership training opportunities through the Health Occupational Students of America Association.

    Students leave Southside well on their way to successful careers in construction, manufacturing, human services, and the medical field. They also leave with an advantage in post-secondary education because of our dual credit agreements with area technical schools, colleges, and universities.

  • Mission

    Our mission is to create a collaborative community that ensures all students achieve at high levels and graduate prepared to excel in a global society.


    All students will graduate high school prepared for college and careers. In order to achieve this, we will foster:

    • Rich and diverse learninig experiences that challenge and inspire;
    • Collaborative family and community partnerships;
    • A student-centered school system; and
    • A culture of caring and mutual respect that supports lifelong learning.