Academics

We are deeply focused on 21st century academics, and we offer a wide selection of curricular options for students, including high ability programming, advanced placement courses, dual/college credit courses, band, choir, theatre arts, career and technical education courses, and world languages.

Advanced Placement

In addition to our regular programming, we offer 12 Advanced Placement (AP) courses. These classes include:

  • Biology
  • Calculus
  • English Composition
  • English Literature
  • Environmental Science
  • European History
  • Macro/Micro Economics
  • Physics
  • US Government and Politics
  • US History
  • World History

AP classes (and their associated exams) help students prepare for the rigors of college and may earn them credit (or advanced placement) at their college of choice.

Arts and Humanities

Participating in the arts helps students grow academically and foster an appreciation for other cultures and experiences that they will carry with them into adulthood. At DAHS, we are proud to offer a variety of opportunities for our students to explore artistic endeavors.

  • 2D/3D Design
  • Band
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Jewelry and Art Metals
  • Musical Theatre

Keystone Exams

Keystone exams are end-of-course assessments designed to assess student proficiency in algebra, biology, and literature. Students must demonstrate proficiency in these areas to graduate. Students who do not pass their Keystone exams may be required to retake courses or tutor and retest.