Information on Advanced Classes
How do I know if taking an advanced class (ELA or Math) is right for me? Talk to your teacher, your parents, your school counselor.
Ask yourself the following questions:
- Do you find that this course is easy for you? Does your grade reflect this perception?
- Do you like this course? (If you don't, then advanced is not for you!)
- Are you willing to put in more time outside of school than you currently do?
- Do you feel like you can be given a difficult task and not give up on it?
- Do you think your parent would want you to take this class? Why or why not?
- Do you think you understand the class content more, the same, or less than your peers in the class?
- Do you think you produce quality work faster, at the same pace, or slower than your peers in the class?
Make the decision that is best for you! It does not matter what others choose because in the end, you are doing the work! Refer to the previous requirements to help guide you.
Previous requirements for Advanced Classes:
2019-2020 Enrollment Information
For Incoming 6th Graders:
Parent Information Night at DMS on Tuesday, January 22 at 6:30pm. Join us for a brief presentation about the enrollment process into middle school and take a tour of the building. Students may attend, but it's not required. They will get a school tour and the same information shared during Elective League and at presentations at individual schools.
Elective League will take place on Thursday, February 7 during the school day. Students will be bussed from their elementary schools to DMS for a presentation of the electives that will be offered as well as a short tour of the building. Counselors will come to their schools the week after this event to share the particulars about enrolling for next year. Stay tuned for updated enrollment dates.
Enrollment Dates at elementary schools:
Liberty Oaks: February 12 drop off enrollment forms; February 19 input requests in computer and turn in completed forms
Shoal Creek: dates TBD
Doniphan: dates TBD
EPiC: dates TBD
For Current 6th Graders:
Enrollment for 7th grade will be happening in February during your Social Studies Class. Mrs. Shevlin will share with students the enrollment process and discuss the options for next year. She will return the next week to help students enter their requests into the computer. Students will have a week to make a decision about their electives and to have their parents/guardians sign off on their enrollment sheets. Students will need their completed sheets and their computers to finish the enrollment process.
Drop off enrollment forms:
Monday 2/4 Van Hauen's classes
Tuesday 2/5 Downer's classes
Enter enrollment requests:
Monday 2/11 Van Hauen's classes
Tuesday 2/12 Downer's classes
For Current 8th Graders:
Mr. Gillespie will be your counselor when you attend LHS. He will be here throughout the year to share enrollment information with you. See the dates below:
December 6 & 7: Presentation to your Social Studies class by Mr. Gillespie on how to enroll for High School
December 11: Incoming 9th grade parent night at LHS (in conjunction with the Annual Academic & Activities Fair) from 6-8pm. The evening will feature a counselor presentation about the enrollment process and preparing for life at LHS and will be supplemented by an Academic & Activities Fair which will give students and families an opportunity to meet with representatives from various academic programs and extracurricular activities offered at LHS and get any additional information they need to make informed decisions about high school coursework. Students grades 6 & 7 are also welcome to attend.
December 20: Mr. Gillespie will collect ALL enrollment forms by this date for review
January 17 & 18: Students will request courses for the 19-20 school year during your Social Studies class