The ten academic departments at South High School offer students a variety of courses from which to choose. For more information about each department, please select from the menu to the left.

Academic Support

Teacher Office Hours 

Every DGS teacher has reserved 3 hours each week outside of the school day to meet with students individually. In addition, teachers are available during Resource (11-11:30 a.m. Tuesday-Friday) to meet with students. Check the syllabus on Home Access Center and/or the teacher's Google Classroom site to see when your teacher holds office hours.

Peer Tutoring

  • DGS connects students with peers for tutoring sessions in most subject areas for those who request help. Click here to sign up.
  • In addition, the Math Resource Center is open every week day from 9:35 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. (excluding lunch periods). Click here to schedule time with a math tutor. Students may also access math help through the peer tutoring program during lunch hours, 8th period and after school.
  • Also, the Literacy Center provides English and writing help. The center is open Tuesday-Friday during lunch periods 4, 5 and 6. It is also open after school on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3:30-4 p.m. Click here to sign up.

"Paper" Tutoring

As a complement to D99 teacher and peer support, 400+ professionally trained tutors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via chat by logging into

  • Tutors communicate anonymously with students live via a chat (not video).
  • To protect student privacy,students are not assigned a dedicated tutor and the tutor assigned will vary session to session. 
  • Students may receive help in almost any subject.
  • Students can chat with a tutor individually or in a group.
  • Tutors coach students on how to approach problems, rather than providing the answers.
  • Students can submit essays and have feedback in 24 hours or less.
  • District 99 teachers have access to all questions and conversations held between their students and Paper tutors.

Tutors are full-time employees of Paper and have been subject to a background check. Many are former teachers, graduate students in education and/or subject matter experts, and skilled in encouraging students in an online format.

Learn More about Academic Support

Visit the District's website for more information about Academics and Assessments