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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*** 
     
    **Winning the Fight at DHS**
    Denton ISD and Winning the Fight! present the original documentary "Not Me" on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at Denton High School. This movie presents a candid look at drug abuse in our own community and is a great learning opportunity for students, parents, and community members. See the attached flyer for more details...
     
    **NorTex College Fair**

    On Monday, September 11, 2017 from 6:30-8:30pm at the Golden Triangle Mall the NorTex College Fair will take place. At this event, college representatives from college across the country will be present to answer questions about their campus. The event is free and a come-and-go style format. Registration is strongly encouraged but not required (you will be able to give your information to colleges much more efficiently if you do register). Please visit www.unt.edu/nortex for complete event details as well as the registration link. A flyer and registration instructions may be found below.

    NorTex College Fair Flyer

    NorTex College Fair Registration Instructions

     
    **Pre-AP/AP/IB Drop Window Open**
    Students will be able to complete a form to drop a Pre-AP, AP. or IB class from 9/6/17 until 9/15/17. The form may be picked up in the DHS Counseling Office and it requires input from the student, parent, and teacher. When the completed form is submitted to the counseling office, the counselor will meet with the student to discuss how the change could impact their respective schedule.
     
     
     
     
    **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.