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NC Free Application Month

With NC Free Application Month just right around the corner, we are exactly 1 month away from FREE APPLICATION WEEK (Nov. 13- Nov. 17).

Participating colleges choose to waive their application fees during this week.  Please see document attached for a list of participating colleges.

ALL SWA seniors will be required to apply to at least one 4-year school during this week.

NC College Application Fees

Teacher/Parent vs. Student Volleyball Tournament

On Monday, October 23rd the SWA Athletic Dept. will be holding a Volleyball Tournament for students, staff and parents to benefit SWA Athletics. There will be food, music, giveaways, and the Pep Squad will be there to cheer for all the teams. The top 3 teams will win some fun prizes and bragging rights!!! Our Varsity Volleyball Team will be guest referees.

Teams need to have at least 6, no more than 8 people. This is a double elimination tournament. Each game is played to 12 pts. Student teams may have a parent or teacher coach. You will need to come up with a team name.

Student teams = $20 registration fee 
Parent/Teacher teams = $15 registration fee

Winning Parent/Teacher team will play the final match against the Girls Varsity team!!

Team Registration will begin Wednesday, October 11th, and end Tuesday, October 17th. We will have a table set up in AM and PM carpool.

This is an SWA family event, so bring the family and cheer on your favorite team!

If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Neumann at

Light The Night

Looking for ways to earn community service hours? Please join SWA for our second annual Light the Night Walk.  4 hours of community service will be given to students for joining the walk.

Saturday, October 28, 2017
5:00 PM
Cary Booth Amphitheater
8003 Regency Parkway
Cary, NC 27518

It’s a fun time for a great cause.  If an individual raises $100, they receive a shirt, lantern, and a free meal.

To join our team visit:

Contact Mrs. Morgan at if you have any questions.

Pine Straw Orders

Tidy Up Pine Straw

The cool weather is coming, time for some tiding up the yard. The summer has been hot and long leaving the landscape weary. A fresh mulching of pine straw will help make it look new again. So, if your thinking of a fresh look or you know you will be buying…..
Please buy your Pine Straw with SWA. Proceeds will help support Grow and tidy up the school campus. Tell your friends, family, neighbors, Facebook buddies etc….. ordering is open to the public.
Thank you 
Mrs. Clifton
Delivery options are available! Email for more information  

Bales are $5/bale 

Pick up date Oct 21.  

Final Orders Oct.17

Click here to purchase!

The New SAT vs. the ACT

Parents and High School Students,

Reminder: Friday, September 22, is the last day to register for the PSAT.

The PSAT is a great opportunity to help students decide if they want to take the SAT or the ACT. Tomorrow’s Advisory will go over some important information about applying to college.

“Your only job is to pick ONE test that’ll give you the best comparative score. It’s your job to pick the test that’ll give you the best score, focus all of your energy on it, and knock it out of the park.”

This resource guide helps explain the difference between the SAT and the ACT:

The New SAT vs. the ACT – Comparing the Options


Dear Parents of 10th and 11th graders;

The PSAT (which stands for Preliminary SAT) will be administered at Southern wake Academy during the school day on Wednesday October 11, 2017. This test is a great trial run for the real SAT and also it is a qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship. This test is recommended for all 10th graders to take and is also open to the 11th who did not take last year.

Today, in advisory, our 10th and 11th graders will get the first opportunity to sign up to take the test. Signing up for the test will be open till September 22. Students need to check with their adviser or sign up with Mrs. Nasrallah (room # 4202). All students who sign up will receive a study guide that contains a full-length practice test, test-taking strategies and information about National Merit Scholarship.

The cost to take the test is $16.00 per student. Students need to pay prior to September 22 to reserve a spot. Cash or check (written to SWA) should be given to Mrs. Nasrallah


Noha Nasrallah

Traffic Patterns

Dear Parents:

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! This document will give you instructions to our morning and afternoon traffic patterns. With many new students and parents to SWA, I am asking you to please be patient for the first few weeks. Our number one objective is SAFETY…not SPEED as we maneuver the traffic flow on campus. We know that the first few days will take longer, as we all learn procedures and the best times to arrive/depart. Please be patient.

Thank you!

SWA Traffic Patterns

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