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     Denton High School
    Counseling Department 
    The mission of the Denton High School Counseling Department, as a cohesive team, is to support all students through a comprehensive and developmental approach by addressing academic, personal/social, and career skills. We seek to enable students to become responsible and productive citizens, who can effectively manage future challenges, progress confidently, and make positive impacts in the local and global community. 
     
     
    ***HEADLINES*** 
     

    **Pre-AP/AP/IB Course Agreement Form**

    Students who have requested a Pre-AP, AP, or IB course for the 2018-2019 school year must complete an agreement form to be able to enroll in the course. The form contains important information about expectations, drop policies, and other details about these advanced academic courses. Please follow the links below if you need to print a copy to sign and return to DHS or your middle school counselor...

    Pre-AP/AP/IB Agreement Form

    Pre-AP/AP/IB Agreement Form (Spanish)

    **ATC Open House for 2018-2019 Students**

    Students who are signed up for a course at the ATC for the 2018-2019 school year are invited to attend an Open House event on May 22, 2018 from 6-8pm. The event is a come-and-go style event and will provide students and families with a lot of great information. See the flyer below for complete details.

    ATC Open House Flyer

    **Meetings for ATC Program for 2018-2019 School Year**

    Students who are interested in programs at the ATC for the 2018-2019 school year are encouraged to view the flyers below for particular programs. These programs have mandatory program meetings for students who would like to participate in these respective programs. Students/families are welcome to attend any meeting location when multiple opportunities are available. For a summary document of all meetings, you may also see this document.

    Aviation Technology Meeting Flyer (Current Sophomores and Juniors)

    Emergency Medical Technician Meeting Flyer (Current Juniors Only)

    Cosmetology Program Meeting Flyer (Current Freshman and Sophomores Only)

    Health Science Program Meeting Flyer (Current Sophomores and Juniors)

    Fire Academy Program Flyer (Current Sophomores Only)

    Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Meeting Flyer (Current Sophomores and Juniors)

    DHS Students Take A Stand Against Bullying

    In this month’s edition of the DHS Horseshoe (click here), students show their support for bullying prevention at DHS in an article including staff interviews,  a compilation of compelling statistics, and information about how fellow broncos can take a stand against bullying. See the attachment for more details, including an updates on DHS sports, clubs, and other current events. 

     
     
     
    **New Counselor Assignments for 2017-2018 School Year**
    The DHS Counseling Department has reorganized its counselor assignments. Effective for the 2017-2018 school year, the school counselors will be assigned to the following student groups...
     
    Mrs. Peltier: All students with last names A-C
    Mrs. Ashton: All students with last names D-H
    Dr. Fields: All students with last names I-N
    Mr. Lydia: All students with last names O-R
    Dr. Hudspeth: All students with last names S-Z 
     
     
    **Request to Meet with School Counselor Form
    In an effort to serve students more efficiently and to support teachers by keeping students in class, the DHS Counseling Department has moved all student requests to meet with School Counselors to an online form. In order to fill out the form, a student must be signed in to their Google Student Account (@g.dentonisd.org). You may find a link to the form here: Request to Meet School Counselor Form
     
    **ACT and SAT Test Dates for 2017-2018** 
    High school juniors and seniors planning to attend college after graduation will need to take the ACT and/or the SAT as a part of their application process. Students are strongly encouraged to begin taking these tests by the spring of the junior year. This will allow students enough time to take tests over again before college applications are due in the fall of the senior year. Students may take the tests multiple times in the event that they need/want to improve their scores. Parents/students should explore admissions requirements for any colleges of interest to determine if a specific test is needed to complete the respective application. The test dates for the 2015-2016 ACT and SAT tests are listed on the following link: SAT and SAT Dates for 2017-2018
       
    **DHS Counseling Department is on Twitter**
    Want to feel more connected to DHS? Want information that you can use to help stay on track of important events at DHS, trends that impact young people, and details that can help you prepare for your future? Follow the DHS Counseling Department on Twitter. Find us at @DHSCounsDept (and for more great Twitter feeds, visit the "Get Connected" page on the left)
     
    **Automatic Admission to Texas Public Colleges/Universities**
    For Class of 2018 students
    The University of Texas at Austin has determined that it will automatically admit all eligible freshman applicants for the Summer/Fall of 2018 who rank within the top 7% of their high school graduating classes, with remaining spaces to be filled through holistic review. All other public colleges/universities in the State of Texas will automatically admit students who rank in the top 10% of their high school graduating classes.
     
    For the Class of 2019 Students
    The University of Texas at Austin has determined that it will automatically admit all eligible freshman applicants for the Fall of 2019 who rank within the top 6% of their high school graduating classes, with remaining spaces to be filled through holistic review. All other public colleges/universities in the State of Texas will automatically admit students who rank in the top 10% of their high school graduating classes.