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South Lyon High School

1000 N. Lafayette 
South Lyon, MI  48178
Principal - Chad Scaling
Assistant Principal - Mitch Rosekrans
Assistant Principal - Jim Brennan
Main Office: 248-573-8150
Main Office Fax:  248-437-0233
Attendance: 248-573-8145

Welcome

Mission Statement 
South Lyon High School will motivate, educate and support students by providing a variety of learning opportunities designed to prepare  them for lifelong challenges.

School Hours
1st Day of School:  7:20am - 10:34am
Full day:  7:20am - 2:13pm
Half days:  7:20am - 10:34am
Exam days:  7:20 am - 10:34am

Our Staff
Principal - Chad Scaling
Assistant Principal - Jim Brennan
Assistant Principal - Mitch Rosekrans
Principal's Secretary - Michele Darket
Data Processor - Angie Roush
Data Processor - Rita Welton
Student Services - Carolyn Krueger
Athletic Director - Mike Teagan
Attendance Secretary - Toni Markin
Counselor - Bethany Wallace
Counselor - Lisa Godo
Counselor - Sarah Hester


SLHS School Improvement Goals

South Lyon High School established the following goals as part of our AdvancED process. These goals were developed by surveying teachers, as well as by reviewing both MEAP and classroom assessment data. The three goals that we will focus on during this process are:

  1. All students will be proficient in reading comprehension when engaged in both narrative and expository text.
  2. All students will be proficient in mathematics reasoning and fluency.
  3. All students will be proficient in writing.

Who We Are…
South Lyon High School is a comprehensive secondary school that is home to nearly 1,250 students in grades nine through twelve.

Facilities include a large media center/library, a guidance resource center, eight computer labs, technology in all classrooms, auditorium, lecture hall, career center, two triple gymnasia, pool and mirrored dance studio. WSLH broadcasts daily from our in-house television studio. Numerous athletic fields and the football stadium (aka “The Jungle”) all support our student athletes.

SLHS is a community resource, as well, housing the Center for Active Adults. Community groups make use of our facilities year-round for meetings and major events.

Where We Are… 
Located in the southwestern corner of Oakland County, Michigan, South Lyon has seen two decades of explosive population growth as commuters employed in the Detroit suburbs and nearby Ann Arbor seek affordable housing paired with excellent schools. The area is convenient to expressways and benefits from the advantages offered by several nearby colleges and world class universities.

The South Lyon Community School District covers 83 square miles, including South Lyon and several smaller towns spread across three counties. The school district consists of two high schools, two middle schools, and seven elementary schools.

What We Do…
Our curriculum is aligned with the Michigan Merit Curriculum and Michigan Career Pathways. Our course offerings include traditional college preparatory courses, dual enrollment opportunities, independent study and award-winning programs in the fine, performing & technical arts.

We offer two Honors English courses and 12 Advanced Placement Courses in English, Calculus AB, Statistics, Biology, Chemistry, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, American History, European History, Physics, and American Government.

Our technology department prepares students for certification testing by Microsoft, Cisco and CompTIA.  We also offer OTC (Oakland Technical Center) which offers 14 different technology programs located in nearby Wixom. Students from SHLS are enrolled at the Southwest Campus. Juniors and Seniors spend half of each school day there studying in a specific program of their choice. 

All students take the state-mandated Michigan Merit Examination (ACT, WorkKeys, & Subject Area Tests) in March of their junior year and compare favorably to their peers in neighboring districts.

Assessment/Achievement…
The Graduating Class of 2015 averaged: - ACT Composite Score  22.6

Our teachers use a variety of methods to facilitate learning, including differentiated instruction. Progress is evaluated using “authentic assessment” which allows students to demonstrate what they have learned. Our GPAs are based on a 4.00 scale and are not weighted.

We are accredited by the  AdvancED standards – a distinction we have maintained since 1972 which allows for a continuing process of self-improvement and evaluation.


  • Curriculum Guide.  Learn about our high school graduation requirements; read a description of all high school courses offered including our AP classes.
  • Graduation Requirements.  Transforming your goals into reality requires more than luck. Twenty-three credits are required for graduation.
  • Testing Out.  For second semester of the 2016-17 school year.  Public Act 335, Section 21B of the state code requires that any high school student be offered the opportunity to test out of any course offered by his/her high school. This form is also available in Student Services.
  • Counseling and Student Services.  Choose this link to see who your counselor is, learn about course requirements, check out a college or university, and obtain information on financial aid resources and available scholarships.
  • Library/Media Center.  The SLHS Media Center has a wide range of electronic, print, audio and visual resources.
  • Athletics.  Do you want to know when the next game or sport activity is?  Check out this link to see the schedule for all SLCS sports.
  • Clubs and Organizations.  Some of the clubs and organizations offered at SLHS include forensics, jazz ensemble, pit orchestra, Color Guard, and Science Olympiad. Click on this link for more information.
  • SIP Minutes.  The Shared Involvement Team (SIP) helps to improve and enhance student performance.
  • Transportation.  Do you need to find a bus schedule?  Are you interested in reading Transportation's Student Code of Conduct?  Would you like to learn additional information about SLCS Transportation Department?  

Learn More

School News

All News

Important Dates 2016-17

SLHS Yearbook

Senior Picture Information

Commencement Portraits - Class of 2016

Dual Enrollment 

Student Services - Counseling
Choose this link for a list of SLHS counselors, graduation requirements, scheduling information, available scholarships, and more.

Career Cruising/Course Planner - Click to be taken directly to the sign-in page.

Curriculum Guide See what the high school graduation requirements are and a description of all the high school courses offered including our AP classes.

Scheduling: 2017-18 School Year

Scheduling Presentation grades 10-12 for the 2016-17 school year.

Flying Toaster's website

South Lyon High School Theatre 

Internet Filtering Procedures


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Attention Seniors and Senior Parents:

Pre-ordered graduation caps/gowns will be distributed to seniors on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 in the Commons during all lunches.   If you are not sure if your student placed an order, please contact Jostens at 248-586-5618.   There will be extra cap/gown packages available for sale on a limited basis after May 30th.  Please check back on this website for pricing information.