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Principal's Message

Principal's Message-Course Selections 3-5-17

March 5, 2017


Dear DVHS Families,


As your student finalizes their course selections for the 2017-18 school year I want to encourage you to discuss what choices your son or daughter has made. While we want our students to challenge themselves academically, we also want them to live a balanced life. Please make sure your student understands the rigor and the time required of the courses they select, especially if they have other commitments beyond school (e.g. athletics, visual and performing arts, club activities, jobs, family life, etc.).


Our staff at Dougherty Valley High School is determined to help your student succeed academically, socially and emotionally. There are only so many hours in a day, and research supports that an appropriate amount of sleep each night (8 hours) is vitally important for an individual to be physically, mentally and emotionally healthy.


I do want to inform everyone that as we grow in enrollment as a school, our class sizes have increased as well. That being said, please think carefully about the classes your student selects. When school begins next year if a student decides a class is too difficult for them unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that there will be space in another class within the same subject area (e.g. AP Calculus vs. Calculus). Our counseling staff will soon be meeting with your student to discuss their course selections for next year and to advise them regarding their goals, workload, and maintaining a healthy life balance.


Take care,


Dave Kravitz


Dougherty Valley High School

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