Southington High School
|Southington High School|
|Type||Public High School|
|Principal||Dr. Martin Semmel|
|Location||720 Pleasant Street,
Southington, Conn., USA
|Colors||Blue and White|
Southington High School offers a hierarchical system with classes designed to suit student ability level. These courses are college prep, competitive college prep, and honors-level classes.
Faculty members are responsible for suggesting the most appropriate level of courses to individual students; however, students are allowed to enroll in courses of any difficulty level with the written permission of their parents and an individual meeting with the student's guidance counselor.
AP courses offered at Southington High School include:
- Computer Science A
- US History
- Music Theory
- Politics and Government
- Physics C
- Calculus AB
- English Language and Composition
- English Literature and Composition
- Environmental Science
Southington competes in the West division of the Central Connecticut Conference, which consists of New Britain High School, Simsbury High School, Hall High School, Newington High School, Conard High School, Farmington High School, and Northwest Catholic High School.
The football team won the state LL Championship in 1998 and 2013.
The Emblem is Southington High School's student newspaper. Six issues are published throughout the year, including a Senior Issue, which contains features such as a "Class Will," "Playing the Game," "Daily Bagging," and "Class Memories." The Emblem's advisor is Joseph Cipollini.
In early 2008, Southington High School's Mass Communication Department started a news program called "The Southington K Factor." Its first show was on March 19, 2008, and it airs Wednesdays at 7:00 PM on Southington's local channel 16.
In 2014 - SOUTHINGTON, Conn. – Parents of Southington High School students are fuming after they contend school officials left out important details in a letter sent home about an allegedly drunken teacher, and failed to call police.
The Southington High School principal sent a letter to parents about an incident at the school Thursday in which a teacher “behaved in an unprofessional manner … and was removed immediately from the classroom,”WTNH reports. But an “insider” at the school told the news station there’s a lot more to the story than school officials are letting on and alleges they’re attempting to sweep the situation under the rug. “They said he was a Spanish teacher who came to school fairly intoxicated to the point where he soiled himself. He wet himself,” the anonymous source said. “The kids were videotaping it and he preceded to pin a student up against the wall. He did make physical contact with a student.” The unidentified Spanish teacher was allegedly intoxicated through first and second periods before he was reportedly hauled out of the classroom in handcuffs by school leaders. WTNH contacted Southington Police and learned the teacher was not arrested and the incident was never reported. The news station followed up with assistant superintendent Karen Smith, who would not identify the teacher, discuss exactly what happened or explain why police were never notified. “If a teacher is being escorted out the school and my child is in that classroom or school I definitely want to know that,” a parent said. “You know, it’s disturbing because you don’t know what the teacher did, you don’t know if the teacher could harm the kids.” Smith also would not discuss possible discipline for the allegedly drunken teacher, but assured the news station that all protocols were followed for dealing with an intoxicated person on school property. “Oh absolutely, we have board protocols and procedures that are always followed 100-percent, whether it be staff members, students, or even community members, we have a very strict policy that is always followed,” she said. Apparently contacting police isn’t part of the protocol. Many who posted on the WTNH story believed school officials should have taken the situation more seriously and pressed for criminal charges. 
In September of the 2000-2001 school year, the motor that runs the school's clocks exploded in the basement of Southington High School. Students were kept out of the building for days as everything was tested for cancerous PCBs. It is reported that students enjoyed a two week extension of summer vacation due to this event.
- James R. Benn, author, best known for Billy Boyle book series
- Rob Dibble, professional baseball player
- Ryan Glasper, Canadian football, UFL Hartford Colonials
- Carl Pavano, professional baseball player
- Chris Petersen, professional baseball player
- Mike Raczka, professional baseball player
- Kevin Meier, professional baseball player
- Kevin Radziwon, professional soccer player
- Tom Cichowski, professional football player with the Green Bay Packers 1966-1968 and Denver Broncos 1968-1970
- Mike Galati, All-American high school baseball player, UConn pitcher, Cape Cod League All-Star 1990-1993
- Southington High School to Remain Closed: WTNH.com
- "James R. Benn". Hartford Courant. Retrieved February 26, 2014.
- "Rob Dibble Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved December 21, 2012.
- Grant, Alan (June 7, 2007). "Glasper learns the hard lessons of football". ESPN.com. Retrieved February 26, 2014.
- "Carl Pavano Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved December 21, 2012.
- Russo, Ben (June 4, 1995). "Petersen Is A Hit, Even If He Can't". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved February 26, 2014.
- "Mike Raczka Stats". The Baseball Cube. Retrieved February 26, 2014.
- "2000 All-Courant High School Soccer Team". Hartford Courant. December 19, 2000. Retrieved February 26, 2014.
- "Hall of Fame announces inaugural class". Southington Citizen. Retrieved February 26, 2014.
- Amore, Dom (June 21, 2013). "Mike Galati Gets Liver; Assisted By Ex-Husky Courtney Gaine". Hartford Courant. Retrieved February 26, 2014.
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