Dysart High School is an A+ School of Excellence that strives to prepare all students to be college and career ready through mastery of a rigorous curriculum and the guidance and support of all stakeholders. DHS students should be prepared for college, career, and life experiences through the academics, arts, and athletics opportunities offered.
With our Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment programs, DHS is able to push students to meet the demands of college while attending a public high school. These programs, along with the Career and Technical Education programs offered, ensure all students are prepared for college and careers. Lastly, through the arts, students are able to explore artistic expression while earning credits toward graduation.
English - 4 credits
(English 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8)
Math - 4 credits
(Algebra 1-2, Geometry 1-2, Algebra 3-4 and one additional math course)
Science - 3 credits
Social Studies - 3 credits
(World History, U.S./Arizona History 1-2, U.S. & Arizona Government (.5), Economics (.5))
P.E./Health - 1 credit
Fine Arts or CTE - 1 credit
Electives - 6 credits
Total 22 credits
Dysart High uses the myPerspectives curriculum by SAVVAS for the instruction of English. The school requires four credits of English for students to graduate (English 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8). Additional English course offerings can include AP Language and Composition, AP Literature and Composition, and such electives as Speech and Debate, Creative Writing, Mythology, and Philosophy.
Dysart High School uses the McGraw Hill Networks curriculum for the instruction of Social Studies. The school requires 3 credits of Social Studies for students to graduate (World History, United States History, United States Government .5 credit, and Economics .5 credit). Additional Social Studies course offerings can include AP Courses, and such electives as Psychology.
Dysart High School uses the Illustrative Mathematic curriculum delivered by McGraw Hill for the instruction of Algebra 1-2, Geometry and Algebra 3-4. The school requires four credits of Mathematics to graduate, one of which must be above the Algebra 3-4 level, which could include: Financial Mathematics, College Algebra, Precalculus Honors, Statistics or AP Calculus.
Dysart High School requires 3 lab science credits for graduation. Course options include; Integrated Science, Conceptual Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Integrated Science, Physical Science, Environmental Science, and Physics 1-2. Biology and Chemistry curriculum is delivered via the HMH platform. Conceptual Physics and Physical Science curriculum is provided by Pearson/Savvas. Environmental Science curriculum utilizes Cengage. Physics 1-2 uses McGraw Hill curriculum. Integrated Science uses both Pearson/Savvas and HMH curriculum resources.
Please note that course offerings are subject to change based on student interest and teacher availability. Please check with your counselor for the most up-to-date offerings available. For a more comprehensive list of potential classes available, please view the Course Selection Guide.
Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) 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.