Southern Cal High School offers a variety of extra-curricular opportunities for its students--in addition to both athletics and music.

  • We're with the band! This is a common phrase often heard at Southern Cal. Southern Cal is home to the Class 1A Jazz Band Champions from 2003 through 2008! In addition to a jazz band strong in tradition, its pep band ranks as one of the favorites in the Twin Lakes Conference.
  • Southern Cal's vocal music department is one of the strongest programs in the state. Its large group chorus has earned 18 consecutive Division I ratings at large group contest. The Southern Cal Mixed Patriots have made repeat performances at the Iowa girls state basketball tournaments.
  • The FFA program at Southern Cal is one of the largest FFA chapters in the area. The FFA department participates in numerous school, community, and state events. Mr. Matt Carlson is our chapter advisor.
  • Academic Decathlon, under the leadership of Mr. John Olson, is a program rich in tradition. Southern Cal continually ranks among the top 2 schools in the small school division.
  • The drama department, under the direction of John Smith, performs one production each spring. The drama department works closely with the community's Village Square Theatre.
  • National Honor Society is another one of Southern Cal's organizations. Students are chosen for membership based on scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Mr. Scott Nesbitt is the group's mentor.
  • Speech--both large group and small group--is under the direction of Mr. Scott Nesbitt. Southern Cal has had numerous All-State speech contestants through the years.
  • Southern Cal Dance Team, under the direction of Yvonne Doty, as earned many division I ratings at the state contest. Southern Cal's spring dance show is a major community event.
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes is a program rich in tradition at Southern Cal. Under the direction of athletic director Mark Schaefer, the group meets monthly and has a busy schedule of events.
  • Southern Cal supports cheer squads for their athletic programs. Cheerleaders for basketball and football are chosen for their respective sports. JV cheer squads are also part of the program when numbers make that feasible. In addition, students can also participate in the wrestling cheerleading program, which is shared with Rockwell City Lytton.



Academic Decathlon





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