Sunday, December 18, 2016

DCG High School Deans

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Planning
  • Seniors: If you haven't yet filled out your FAFSA, do so here.
  • Ready to register for the ACT? Register for the February 11th ACT. ACT Registration
    • The ACT Registration site also has practice questions, research, and college planning tools available!

Current Events

  • 9th, 10th, and 11th graders: Prepare for 2017-18 Course Registration by reviewing your current credits and high school requirements.
    • 10th and 11th graders can check their current credits by viewing their transcript on Infinite Campus
    • Read below for the graduation requirements:
    • Graduation Requirements by Department

      - - English/Language Arts - 8 credits required - -
      Required courses:
      English I                                            2 credits
      English II                                           2 credits
      English III                                         2 credits
      Speech or Advanced Speech             1 credit each
      Additional Elective:                                               
      • AP English Language & Composition
      • College Prep English
      • Creative Writing
      • College Literature
      • Novels
      • Applied English and Communication
      - - Social Studies - 6 credits required - -
      (Must take one course from each of the following groups)
      Group 1: (History) US History                    2 credits
            AP US History                         2 credits
      Group 2: (Geography)West. Civ: Foundations to Renaissance    1 credit
            West. Civ: Age of Exploration to Today 1 credit
      World Geography 1 credit
            AP World History         2 credits
      Group 3: (Civics) American Government                1 credit
            AP US Govt & Politics                   1 credit
      Group 4: (Economics) Economics                      1 credit
      Group 5: (Behavioral Sciences) Recent History 1 credit                
      Current Issues 1 credit              
      Sociology 1 credit
      Psychology                           1 credit
                                  
      Additional Elective:              
      • Advanced Civil War and World War II     

      - - Math - 6 credits required - -
      (Must take one course from each of the following groups)
      Group 1: Algebra                                       2 credits
                    Ext Algebra 1 & II                        4 credits (must complete all 4 credits)
      Group 2: Geometry                                     2 credits
                    Technical Math                 2 credits
      Group 3: Algebra II                                     2 credits
                    Essential Math                             1 credit
      Additional Electives:
      • AP Calculus AB  
      • AP Calculus BC
      • AP Statistics
      • Statistics
      • Calculus     
      • Financial Literacy I
      • Financial Literacy II                               
      • Probability & Statistics
      • Trigonometry/PreCalculus                                           
      - - Science - 6 credits required - -
      (Must make one choice from each of the following groups)
      For graduating classes of 2018, 2019 For graduating class of 2020 and beyond
      Group 1: Integrated Science (1 credit) Integrated Science (1 credit)
      Group 2: Cellular Biology (1 cr.) and Diversity of Life (1 cr.) OR Biology (2 credits)
                  Cellular Biology (1 cr.)  and AP Env. Science (2 cr.) OR AP Biology (2 credits)
            AP Biology (2 credits)
      Biology (2 credits)
      Group 3: Foundations of Physics & Engineering  
            Physics
            AP Physics I                                  
      Group 4: Chemistry                                      
            AP Chemistry                                  
      Additional Electives:
      • Anatomy and Physiology (11-12)
      • Ag Science I & II (10-12)
      • Horticulture I & II (11-12)
      • AP Environmental Science (10-12)
      • AP Physics II (12)

      - - Physical Education0.25 credit per semester enrolled
      - - Health  1 credit

      Graduation Requirements (Board Policy 505.4)
      No student shall graduate from the Dallas Center-Grimes Community High School until satisfactorily completing 48 credits.  Dallas Center-Grimes High School will recognize all credits from an approved high school for use in graduation. One credit is awarded for a class that meets five days a week for one period.  To be eligible for graduation, a student must successfully complete the above required courses.

  • Students will register for classes on January 20th. It's a great time to start looking through 4-year-plans and considering what classes will be best for your 2017-18 schedule.


Monday, November 28, 2016

DCG High School Deans



Current Events

  • With only about 6 weeks left in the semester, this is a great time for students to be working closely with teachers, tutors, and other support to ensure they are getting the help they need to learn course material before time's up!
  • Students will register for classes on January 20th. It's a great time to start looking through 4-year-plans and considering what classes will be best for your 2017-18 schedule.
Planning
  • Visits: This is a great time of the year to set up a College Visit!  Get in touch with college admissions office to join a tour day or set up an individualized visit.
  • Ready to register for the ACT? Register for the February 11th ACT. ACT Registration
    • The ACT Registration site also has practice questions, research, and college planning tools available!
Health
  • As the holidays and all the excitement that they bring descend upon us, we may also feel extra stress and anxiety. For both kids and adults facing busy schedules and pressing obligations, these quick tips may help all relax and enjoy the good times a little easier: 5 Tips to Deal With Anxiety.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

DCG High School Deans

Current Events
  • With only about 6 weeks left in the semester, this is a great time for students to be working closely with teachers, tutors, and other support to ensure they are getting the help they need to learn course material before time's up!
  • Juniors will have the opportunity to participate in the ASVAB/Career Exploration Program on Thursday, November 17th or Friday, November 18th.  The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is a multiple-aptitude assessment that measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military.  The exam has many benefits for participants emphasizes the importance of career planning and decision-making.


Prepare for the Next Step
  • Visits: This is a great time of the year to set up a College Visit!  Get in touch with college admissions office to join a tour day or set up an individualized visit.
  • Ready to register for the ACT? This is a great time to register for the February 11th ACT. ACT Registration
    • The ACT Registration site also has practice questions, research, and college planning tools available!

Take Care of You
  • As the holidays and all the excitement that they bring descend upon us, we may also feel extra stress and anxiety. For both kids and adults facing busy schedules and pressing obligations, these quick tips may help all relax and enjoy the good times a little easier: 5 Tips to Deal With Anxiety.