Course Planning
    On this page, valuable information will be found to assist students and families with planning a challenging and appropriate course plan to help facilitate a student's progress toward graduation, exploration of career interests, and preparation for post-high school educational opportunities. This page will be updated with information for each academic year.

    General Course Selection Information

    High School Course Catalog & Planning Guide: This guide provides complete information regarding district graduation requirements, GPA calculations, academic policies, and course descriptions.

    Course Selection - 2020-21

    The following documents are what students going in to each respective grades used when they were planning their course requests for next year. A student or parent may refer to these to see what course options a student may consider for next year. 

    *rising 9th grade Presentation

    *rising 9th grade PGP/Course Selection Card

     *rising 9th grade Parent Presentation


    *rising 10th Grade Course Selection Card


    *rising 11th Grade Course Selection Card


    Career  and Technical Education (CTE) Course Information



    Cosmetology Program Information: See this flyer for complete information about the application process for the Cosmetology program at the ATC. A student must turn in an application and attend one program meeting in order to be eligible for admission. See the following link for a web page with the application: https://www.dentonisd.org/page/29755



    CTE Course Sequences: This document lists all of the major career clusters and career strands covered by CTE courses. This document is helpful to see a potential sequence of CTE courses for students interested in particular career fields.


    International Baccalaureate Course Information


    About the IB Program

    Denton High School IB Programme Web Site

    Planning Your IB Future Worksheet

    AP/IB/Dual Credit Comparison Chart


    Special Course Forms/Applications



    Honors Program Information

    AP Program Information

    Partner PE Application

    Pre-AP Art Application

    Student Aide Application

    Off-Campus PE Program Application


    Dual Credit

    Dual Credit enrollment allows students the opportunity to enroll in classes counted for both high school credit and college credit. Dual Credit classes will enrich the students learning as well as prepare them for college rigor.
    At this time, (subject to change) classes that will be offered at DHS for Dual Credit are AP English 3, AP English 4, AP Statistics, Honors Pre-Calculus and AP Calculus.
    To be eligible to participate in a dual credit class, a student must have a 3.0 unweighted cumulative GPA (students can check their GPA on their Naviance account) and meet TSI testing requirements. TSI requirements will be addressed in full at the mandatory Dual Credit meeting.
    All students interested in participating in Dual Credit classes during the Summer of 2019 or during the 2019-2020 school year must attend a Dual Credit meeting. All details about the Dual Credit process will be discussed during the meeting. Parents are not required to attend, but they are welcome at these events. Attendance is required at one of the following dates/times:
    • Times and Dates to be determined.

    The following links provide information about dual credit courses at various campuses around Denton:
    North Central Texas College: http://www.nctc.edu/dual-credit/index.html

    Texas Woman's University: http://www.twu.edu/dual-credit/