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.

Testing Center

The Testing Center is located in E-236.
Open M-F during periods 4,5,6.
Open T-F before school at 7:05 a.m.

Academic Support

Teacher Office Hours 

Every DGS teacher has reserved 3 hours each week outside of the school day to meet with students individually. Check the syllabus on Home Access Center and/or the teacher's Google Classroom site to see when your teacher holds office hours.

In addition, teachers are available to meet with students during the following Resource Times:

  • Math Department, all periods
  • Writing Center, during lunch periods
  • World Language Department, during lunch periods

"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