Applications open for new SCS collegiate high school set to open in Medical District

SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. — A new Shelby County high school is set to open in the Medical District.

SCS is gearing up to open the school this August, in partnership with Southwest Tennessee Community College.

SCS is accepting applications ahead of opening for the new collegiate high school, according to a release from the district.

An SCS committee is currently working to establish the official name for the school in accordance with Board policy.

This District-managed collegiate school, housed on the Southwest Union campus, will be an opportunity for high-performing students to simultaneously earn both a high school diploma and an associate degree from Southwest, with a focus on Allied Health or Information Technology, the release said.

All rising 9th graders in the Shelby County area are eligible to apply.

There is no additional cost for tuition and fees, the release said.

Families can learn more about the new school and how to submit an interest form by visiting

Kesha Ivy, Ed. S. has been named principal of the new school, which will operate a full Honors program. She has more than 15 years of experience in education as a teacher and school administrator. Most recently, Ivy served as Vice Principal at Southwind High School, according to the release.