Academics

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.

"Paper" Tutoring

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

  • 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.

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