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Senior Only Offerings



999987 Senior Option I (This is not a course offered for credit)

999988 Senior Option II (This is not a course offered for credit)


The senior option is a privilege for 12th grade students who are in good academic and disciplinary standing and have a good attendance record. Students who select and qualify for this option will be permitted to come to school after period 1 or leave at the conclusion of period 3, depending upon when they would be scheduled for this course.  Students receive no credit for this course. Senior requirements/criteria are as follows:


-          Successful completion of 20 credits by the end of their junior year

-          Have his/her own transportation to and/or from school

-          Administrative approval following a review of student discipline and attendance records

Note: Registration for senior option and meeting the above requirements/criteria does not ensure admittance.  Required classes may need to be scheduled during period 1 and period 4 that would prevent a student from scheduling senior option.  Student’s senior option can be “suspended” due to poor academic performance as well as failure to meet the Pennsylvania State ACT 158 requirement.  

999989 Part-Time Work (This is not a course offered for credit)


Note: This option will not count in GPA as there is no weighting or credit.


Students who are on track to graduate may consider attending school part-time while lawfully employed part-time during their senior year.  To consider this option, the student must show proper documentation that he/she is employed and working along with the necessary approval from the building principal.  The student must provide this information quarterly at the beginning of each marking period to ensure he/she continues to be lawfully employed throughout the school year.  If at any time the appropriate documentation is unavailable, the student will be re-enrolled in an available class at DHS. 


971141 Teaching Internship                                                                                         1.0 credit

971145 Teaching Internship                                                                                         0.5 credits

            Note: This course will not count in GPA and will be graded as Pass or Fail

This course is designed for seniors who are looking for in the classroom experience working as a teacher assistant. The student will assist with room preparation, activity preparation, working with students individually and in groups, developing lesson plans and designing/instructing group lessons. Students will not be responsible for grading. Students must be able to provide their own transportation, if applicable to and from school.

Seniors may select to assist at DHS, DJHS, DIS or DPS. They can select a department, grade level and a preferred teacher, but may be reassigned based on classroom needs. Students may rank up to 3 departments they want to assist in and get a signature from their number 1 choice.

Prerequisite: Students must have an overall unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher in the subject they have chosen, must have a preferred teacher signature and must complete a Teaching Internship Application.






971151 Internship (Weighting 1.1)                                                                                              1.0 credit


Note: This course will not count in GPA and will be graded as Pass or Fail


This course provides students with the opportunity to participate in on-site observations of business and professional organizations.  This program will provide students with the opportunity to interact with, observe, and assist individuals who are employed in a career of their interest.  The intent of the internship is to provide activities that will enable the student to make informed career decisions based on significant knowledge and insights developed during participation in this course.  Students are not paid for the internship experiences. Students must be able to provide their own transportation to and from school.


Prerequisite: Students must secure their internship (including all necessary paperwork) prior to the end of the 20-21 school year with final approval from the building leadership.  If a student is unable to secure the placement, he/she will need to select another available course.  


971111 Pre-Apprenticeship: EMT-Emergency Medical Technician (Weight – 1.3)             2.0 credits

In partnership with Northwest Emergency Medical Services, students will take the Emergency Medical Technician course designed to prepare students to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician cognitive examination and the Pennsylvania Department of Health Bureau of EMS psychomotor examination in order to become certified as Emergency Medical Technicians. Students must also have 10 patient contacts/assessments in order to complete the program. Patient contacts would occur during scheduled field clinical time on Northwest EMS ambulances during 911 or non-emergency calls.  Students must be at least 16 years of age and any student under the age or 18 would require parental consent for field clinical time.  In addition to completion of this classroom and field clinical, each student must successfully pass a cognitive exam administered by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.  The cognitive exam is computer adaptive consisting of between 70-120 questions.  Students have 2 hours to complete the exam which is administered at a Pearson VUE testing center.  Students must also pass a psychomotor examination administered by the PA Department of Health.  The tuition for the course is at a cost of $300.00 to the student.

Prerequisite: Completion of Northwest EMS application for admission is required. 


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