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Principal Steve Pettit
Assistant Principal Glenn Dietzenbach
Assistant Principal Joel Schutte
Assistant Principal John J. Steffen
Activities Director Kent Horstmann
Students 1839
Staff TBA

7945 NE University Ave.
Pleasant Hill, IA 50327
Phone: 515-967-6631
Fax: 515-967-5117
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Daily Schedule
Doors Open 6:30
School Starts 7:50
Lunch 11:05 - 1:26
Dismissal 3:01
Buses Leave 3:11
Student Council
President Colin Strickland
Vice President Maia Hove
Secretary Katie Eichelberger
Publicist Ryan Pierce
Sergeant-At-Arms Andrew Bell
Graduating Seniors
Seniors and Parents/Guardians, order your cap, gown, and graduation announcements at
Activities | Activities Handbook pdf
Counseling Department
Dollars for Scholars
Library Services
Lunch Menu
Parking Registration Form pdf
PE Medical Excuse Form pdf
Post Prom
Rampage (Student Newspaper)
Registration Guide pdf
Teen Screen Data for SEP pdf
Teen Screen Parent Permission Form pdf
Traffic Pattern pdf
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Registration Information

High school students should attend onsite registration to have their photo taken for their student ID.

August 6
Freshman/New Student Orientation, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Freshman orientation article and video.

August 7
Onsite Registration, Sophomores/Juniors/Seniors, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

August 8
Onsite Registration, Sophomores/Juniors/Seniors, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Textbook and course fees can also be paid at this time. Transportation fees and deposits to your student's lunch account will also be accepted.

Students have new username for Campus Portal. Passwords have not been changed. Click here to see your new student id.

2012- 13 School Year to Begin

The 2012-13 school year will begin August 20 with a full day of classes for 1st - 12th grade students. Kindergarten students will begin with a full day of classes on August 21.

Parents are reminded to register their children by completing the online module and submitting the required paper forms. Transportation information should also be completed at this time.

Families wishing to apply for the free and reduced meal program should complete an Iowa Eligibility Application.

2012-13 Class Schedules

Schedules for the 2012-13 school year are available for viewing on the Campus portal.

Please note - Students must have a Course Change Request form signed by a guardian before a counselor is able to add or drop a course from a student schedule. Forms may be downloaded from the Counseling department website.

Teacher and Program Recognized

Matthew Eddy, agriculture instructor and FFA advisor at Southeast Polk High School will be recognized for having the 2012 Outstanding Middle/Secondary School Ag Ed Program at the Iowa Agricultural Education Summer Conference in June.

This award distinguishes Iowa Association of Agricultural Educators (IAAE) members who are at the pinnacle of their profession and who are conducting the highest quality agricultural education program.  This award recognizes agricultural education programs for their overall success, growth, and motivation. Outstanding agricultural education programs have educators who are innovators and catalysts for student success in agricultural education. 

Southeast Polk leads the nation in the adoption and implementation of the CASE – Curriculum for Agriculture Science Education – course work emphasizing student centered STEM based Agricultural concepts. This includes the $25,000 science lab addition to the Ag Department and securing donations of over $15,000 for equipment from groups like the Polk County Farm Bureau and the Farmers Co-op.

The Southeast Polk FFA program was also the largest chapter in the state of Iowa in 2011 and has been on the rise since the early 1990’s. 

Eddy currently blogs for the National Association of Agriculture Educators (NAAE) in the “Day in the Life of an Ag Teacher” blog and has written several pieces for the USAToday Education blog.

Sports Physicals Update

In the past, Southeast Polk has offered free athletic physicals to students due to the generosity of medical professionals who volunteered their time to the program.  Unfortunately, we are unable to offer these services for the 2012-13 school year.

Options for free athletic physicals:  Central Place offers free medical care provided by a pediatric nurse practitioner from Blank Children’s Hospital. Call Central Place, 266-6795.

As always, your family physician is your best place for continued care of your child.

Take a Look at Leading High Schools

The district will embark on a comprehensive study of our high school in the months to come. To prepare, staff is taking a look at exemplary high schools in our state and nation. View the US News Education Report and see what the country’s best schools are doing to raise student achievement.

View Southeast Polk HIgh School rating.

Traffic Flow
Parents we need your assistance with alleviating congestion on the east side of our high school and improving safety for all. We ask that if you are bringing your student to school or picking your student up after school, that you do so on the west side of the high school.

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Physical Education Classes
If your son/daughter is to have  limited physical education due to injury or illness, please have your doctor complete the form that is linked to this announcement and also may be found under the linked section of this page. Additional forms may be obtained from the school nurse or in the school office. Click to download form pdf

Student Assistance Program

The Employee and Student Assistance Program offered by Iowa Health Des Moines is confidential and provides caring help for students experiencing personal and/or family problems. The program provides a choice of options in a private and relaxed atmosphere. Call 515-263-4004 or toll free at 1-800-732-4490.