Course PlanningOn 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 InformationHigh School Course Catalog & Planning Guide: This guide provides complete information regarding district graduation requirements, GPA calculations, academic policies, and course descriptions.
Course Selection Cards - 2019-20The 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. Updated 2019-20 cards will be available in the Spring.
Career and Technical Education (CTE) Course Information
Health Science Program Information: See this flyer for complete information about the application process for the Health Science 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/domain/4309
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
EMT Program Information: See this flyer for details about the EMT program. Students must have completed Principles of Health Science and the steps for Dual Credit enrollment in order to be eligible for this program.
Fire Fighter Program: See this flyer for details about the Fire Academy program. This program is for incoming Juniors only.
HVAC Program Information: See this flyer for details about the HVAC program. The program will be offered at Ryan High School. Students will need to provide their own transportation to Ryan High School and complete the Dual Credit enrollment process in order to be eligible for this program.
International Baccalaureate Course Information
Special Course Forms/Applications
Dual CreditDual 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/