DPS has adopted a new curriculum that is built on a foundation of Cooperative Learning, Problem Based Learning, and Mixed Space Practice. This may all seem new/different from what you and/or your student has experienced in the past. That said, we want you to have the chance to learn more about the new curriculum!
While this year, these changes only affect freshmen and sophomores – Integrated Math 1 and Integrated Math 2 (both College Prep and Honors level courses) – this curriculum will be pushed out to the third year math class next year, Integrated Math 3. We would love to have you come out, experience the new curriculum, and learn how to support your child as they work through the new curriculum this year!
Date: August 31, 2017
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: GW Library
If you’re interested in attending, or just want to learn more about the new curriculum, please click HERE!
GW’s annual Activity Fair will take place in the North Parking Lot and North walkway Friday, September 1, 2017 at 2:00pm. Come out to learn about the 40+ clubs and activities we have at GW to join and get involved. GW will be on a pep rally schedule this day so plan accordingly.
Schedule changes will be handled during the following hours:
Freshmen: Monday, August 21 | 2:30pm – 3:15pm
Seniors: Tuesday, August 22 | 11:10am – 11:55am
Juniors: Wednesday, August 23 | 11:10am – 11:55am
Sophomores: Thursday, August 24 | 11:10am – 11:55am
Students are allowed to add/drop courses per district policy during the following periods and with the following terms:
Change a Course
Schedules will only be changed if they are wrong, not if ‘you don’t like it’. Schedules will not be changed to accommodate teacher or class period requests. Any exceptions will have to be approved by administration. The only reasons for a change are:
- Graduation Requirement (short on core classes)
- Short the required number of classes
- College Requirements
- Strengthening of schedule (level changes)
Students are to continue to attend their scheduled classes until an updated schedule is delivered to them in class. It is important that students remain in their classes in order to receive an updated schedule. If your request is not granted, you will be notified via email. Your patience is appreciated since advisors will be managing a large number of requests.
Drop/Withdraw from a Course
A student may only change/drop a class during the first week of the semester. To drop an honors class, a note from a parent must be given to the advisor. To drop an AP class, along with a parent note, students must meet with Principal Scott Lessard. In both cases, a phone call will be made to the parent before the request is granted.
Minimum Class Requirements
- Seniors must take a minimum of 6 classes
- Juniors must take a minimum of 6 classes
- Sophomores and Freshman must take a minimum of 7 classes
Students! Be sure to pick up your class schedule in the North Lobby on the first day of school. The order of your courses may have changed as result of our work to balance class sizes. See you soon!
August 21 | First Day of School for Freshmen
August 22 | First Day of School for Grades 10-12
GW will be welcoming the Class of 2021 with a host of activities on their first day of school, Monday, August 21st. The school will be operating on a modified schedule to accommodate these activities. Freshmen will begin their day by picking up their schedules in the North Lobby and heading to the Auditorium for a welcome assembly at 7:30am. Students will go to first period after the assembly concludes. Along with the amazing classes they’ll begin, freshmen will be receiving pizza for lunch and get a change to view the eclipse with their very own NASA approved Eclipse sunglasses! See you all Monday!