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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.

Academic Pathways

At DAHS, we believe all students can be successful, but we also know that not all paths lead to college. We offer our students a variety of ways to explore their passions and build the skills they’ll need to find their path to success.

 

Career Clusters

Career clusters are one of the ways we help students get the most out of their high school experience. Clusters guide students through a recommended sequence of courses based on their interests and long-term goals. As DuBois, we offer the following clusters:

  • Agriculture/Natural Resources
  • Arts/Communication
  • Business/Finance
  • Education/Human Services
  • Government/Public Administration
  • Health Science
  • Manufacturing/Construction
 

Career Technical Education

Career Technical Education (CTE) prepares students to enter the workforce immediately after graduation or to pursue further education at a community college or university. We combine classroom instruction with work-based learning experiences and personal leadership development to help ensure a dynamic workforce for the future. Dubois students take CTE courses through Jeff Tech.

 

Dual-Credit

Upperclassmen at DAHS can get a jump start at college through dual-credit courses. These dual-enrollment opportunities allow students to receive high school and college credit at the same time! These credits can be transferred to a variety of state universities, even if our students aren’t planning to attend a local university like Penn State DuboisClarion University, or Lock Haven University Clearfield.

 

Virtual Academy

Students may participate in our free "cyber education" program to make up missed credits, extend their learning opportunities with electives, or receive tutoring. Virtual Academy is a great option for students in need of flexible scheduling. For more information, contact our Virtual Academy director, Audrey Null, at (814) 371-8111

 

Work Release

Our work release program is designed for students who are interested in gaining job experience while still in high school. Qualifying seniors may opt to take half the normal course load and use the remaining hours of their school day to work in the community. We do not help students find a job, nor do we provide transportation for this program. Learn more from your guidance counselor.

State Standards

Learn more about our educational standards and assessments.