The arts are an essential ingredient in a complete education. Evidence suggests that when schools invest in arts education, students demonstrate academic gains. And when students engage in creative expression such as music, art, dance or performance, they benefit from increased self-confidence, sharpened attention and refined interpersonal skills.
Arts education helps teens become creative critical thinkers. Youth Arts is an annual funding program that makes a difference in the lives of Seattle middle and high school youth by providing arts education beyond the regular school day in neighborhoods throughout the city.
South Park Library
The South Park Library has books, movies and music to borrow in English and Spanish. Find information about everything from how to build a fence to knitting a sweater. There are free public computers available for access to the internet, as well as wifi.
Resume Help and Job Search for Teens
Drop by the RecTech lab at SPCC to learn how to create, edit, and enhance your resume! You can also find resources on how to write cover letters and send resumes online.
Seattle’s only working farm has numerous programs for all ages to learn about how to grow healthy, organic food in a sustainable way. Programs at the park include Lettuce Link, Mien Community Gardeners, and Seattle P-Patch.
English as a Second Language
Electro Motive Innovation and Training
South Park Resident Dan Bentler offers vocational training to adults and teens on servicing electric vehicles.
South Seattle Community College (Georgetown)
The Puget Sound Industrial Excellence Center (PSIEC) offers customized contract training programs designed to meet specialized workforce training needs. The center serves as a focal point for business, labor and community in support of economic development, educational opportunities, family wage jobs and global competitiveness in greater South King County.
South Seattle Community College
Chief Sealth High School
Chief Sealth is a comprehensive high school that offers a wide array of opportunities for students who value learning in a dynamic, multi-cultural environment. It is an exceptional place that celebrates innovation and individuality. As a center of international educational excellence, we provide students opportunities to study the world both in the classroom and beyond. Our academic and arts offerings, our career preparation, and our athletic programs focus on educating global citizens.
Denny International Middle School
Denny International Middle School is a wonderfully diverse learning community focused on high academic expectations for all students. Outstanding and dedicated teachers engage every student in challenging, student-centered curriculum. Our entire school community is committed to providing an outstanding education for each student, eliminating the achievement gap, and infusing the celebration of our diversity into every day of learning.
Concord International School (Elementary)
Welcome, ¡Bienvenido! As an International School we have created curriculum maps and lessons that build on the cultural diversity of our families in our school, surrounding community, and the world. A global perspective is infused into learning here at Concord and is supported through our Art/Drama, Library/Technology, Physical Education and, After-school programs. We believe by working together we understand the diversity and skills present within our community and beyond.
Homework Help at the South Park Branch from 4 – 6 p.m. on select days. Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Contact the library for more information.
South Park Community Center
SPCC offers a variety of recreational and life long learning programs, classes, and activities for all ages. It has soccer and baseball fields, outdoor volleyball, wading pool, playground, and outdoor basketball. Tons of indoor activities include rowing classes, cooking classes, martial arts, computer and gaming classes, salsa dancing, Polynesian hula dancing, and more.
Seattle Public Schools
At Seattle Public Schools we recognize that when families are engaged in their children’s education they achieve higher grades, have better attendance and behavior, complete more homework, and demonstrate a more positive attitude toward education. We are proud of the diversity of our students and families. We believe that building meaningful, authentic and culturally-inclusive partnerships with our families and their communities is the best way to ensure our students’ success in school, careers and life.