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Academic Programs

AVID: Advancement Via Individual Determination is an international program to increase student performance, is a four-year program for students who are capable of completing the most rigorous curriculum but are falling short of achieving their academic potential. AVID students are required to be enrolled in the schools toughest classes such as Advanced Placement as well as enrolled in the AVID elective throughout their high school career. The AVID elective provides academic instruction and support to prepare students for eligibility and success at a four-year college or university. AVID topics include note-taking, study skills, test taking, time management, college exam preparation, critical reading skills, inquiry and collaboration. The AVID program is only offered to those students who meet specific criteria and who are selected through an application and interview process.

AVID is open to students in grades 9-12 

DHS AVID Video
 
Cambridge: The Cambridge program encourages student-centered learning and hands-on application of skills. Clearly defined learner outcomes and content ensure high expectations for all. Students who complete the lower division, 9th-10th grade, Cambridge curriculum are set for success in a dual enrollment, advanced placement (AP), or Career and Technical Education (CTE) pathway for college and career advancements. By passing the Cambridge Board Examinations, students are eligible for the Grand Canyon Diploma, a diploma that allows them early entry into college courses. ?

The Cambridge Curriculum is the whole school curriculum for English, math, science and social studies at DHS for students in grades 9 and 10.  
 
CTE Programs 

DHS has multiple career pathways for students to explore. 

Automotive Technology -- Want to know more about the AUTOMOTIVE program?

Graphic Design Production 

Informational Technology

Photo Imaging -- Want to know more about the PHOTOGRAPHY program?  

Sales and Marketing

Sports Medicine 

JROTC-- Want to know more about the JROTC program? 
 
Dual Enrollment Courses 

Students can take the following DHS courses while earning college credits. 

2018-2019 Dual Enrollment Eligible Courses at DHS
Anatomy/Physiology
Environmental Science 

English Literature 
English Language 

Calculus 
Pre-Calculus H
Pre-Calculus 

Psychology 
US History

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Photo Imaging 1-2, 3-4

Spanish 5-6 H
Spanish 7-8 H
 
Advanced Placement Courses 

2018-2019 AP Courses at DHS
Biology
Calculus 
Chemistry
English Literature 
English Language 
Music Theory
Physics
Psychology
Spanish 
US Government and Politics
US History