High School Program
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At D-PREP high school, we offer the Advanced Placement (AP) program. This program is designed to challenge and prepare our students for university-level coursework. In addition to traditional academic courses, our students participate in internships and career pathway programs that help them discover their passions and prepare for their future careers.
The academic program requires students to complete 4 years in high school, from grade 9 to grade 12. Completion of this program will grant students with an American high school diploma.
Key Components of our High School Program
- Rigorous academic program linked to real world applications and positive impact on their community and the world
- Small, personalized learning environments in classrooms and across the school;
- Students’ progress and development are supported in partnership with with advisors/crew leaders who stay with them across multiple years.
- Internships or mentorships in key areas of interest in the Grade 11/12
- Diverse offerings, such as Design-thinking, Presentation & Performance Skills, and Global Impact.
- We offer a wide offering of Advanced Placement courses, including the AP Capstone Diploma program which is designed to be academically rigorous and develops independent research, collaborative teamwork, and communication skills. AP Capstone is centered on two AP courses — AP Seminar and AP Research — which are designed to complement and enhance the in-depth, discipline-specific study experienced in other AP courses. A minimum of 6 AP courses are required to obtain the AP Capstone Diploma.
Advanced Placement Program
The Advanced Placement (AP) Program allows students to take AP Courses which serve as introductory college level courses developed by the College Board. Upon completion of these courses and passing the year end AP exam (score of 3 and above), students may submit test results to colleges and universities for college credit.
**These are possible AP courses, not courses DPREP is committed to provide.
- Language & Comp
- Chinese Language & Culture
- World Geography
- World History
- Human Geography
Mathematics and Computer Science
- Calculus AB
- Calculus BC
- Computer Science A
- Environmental Studies
- Studio Art 2D
- Studio Art 3D
- Art History
AP Capstone Diploma
Students who earn scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research and on four additional AP Exams of their choosing receive the AP Capstone Diploma™. Students who earn scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research but not on four additional AP Exams receive the AP Seminar and Research Certificate™.
Related series of courses that are grouped together by an area of interest, skills or career pathway. Pathways provide students with in-depth knowledge and focus within an area of study.
We offer 4 Pathways.
- STEM: Math, Science and Technology electives
- Entrepreneurship: Business and Entrepreneurship and Technology electives
- Arts : visual, creative and performing arts electives
- Multidisciplinary Studies (One of the following): Advanced courses from other pathways, core course and Advanced Placement courses
Our counselors will discuss students’ goals to find the right Pathway to fulfill your Dream. Our Pathways Programs can be combined with AP Courses.
D-PREP Life skills framework in high school
Self-awareness and management
- Learning about what drives you, your passions
- How to regulate your thoughts and emotions to manage the demanding challenges of high school
Awareness of Others and Relationship management
- Working with mentors and internships
- Collaborative work with professional skill sets
- Crew advisory
- Development of international mindedness and global perspective
Exploring different careers and beginning to identify what professions bring meaning and purpose to the individual
Map out goals for higher education and a career that will provide for financial needs
Explore concepts of personal and business financial management
An academic program that delivers mastery in our 3 dimensions of student achievement. Mastery of Skills and knowledge, character, and authentic high-quality student work.
- Service learning projects
- Professional high-quality work that makes the world a better place
- Exploring the personal practice of being a global citizen
Life Skills and Careers
Development of skills within the Life Skills Framework
- Requirement: Continue developing skills in self-understanding, social understanding, livelihood, and active citizenship
Career and College Readiness
- Requirement: Portfolio development / Preparing for interviews / resume writing
- Requirement: Gain a greater understanding of personal finance
- Requirement: Experience working in an organization / 150 hours requirement / 2-3 difference organization / Grade 10 – 11
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FAQ about High School Program, the AP Program and career pathways:
What is the AP Program?
The AP Program is a series of advanced courses offered by the College Board that high school students can take to earn college credit. These courses cover a variety of subjects and are designed to be more challenging than typical high school classes.
How many AP courses are there?
In total, there are 38 AP courses offered in a variety of subjects, including math, science, English, history, and foreign languages. However, the school will be providing only AP classes that enough students sign up for.
How do I enroll in an AP course?
Enrolling in an AP course is typically done through our high school’s guidance counselor or academic advisor. You may need to meet certain prerequisites or have a certain GPA to be eligible for AP courses.
How are AP exams scored?
AP exams are scored on a scale of 1-5, with 5 being the highest score possible. A score of 3 or higher is considered passing and may earn you college credit.
What are the benefits of taking AP courses?
There are several benefits to taking AP courses. First, they can help you earn college credit, which can save you time and money in the long run. Second, they can help you stand out to college admissions officers. Finally, they can help you develop advanced skills and knowledge in a particular subject area.
What are the four career pathways offered in the AP Program?
The four career pathways offered in the AP Program are
– Multidisciplinary studies.
Each pathway is designed to give students a deeper understanding of a particular field and prepare them for college and career success.
What is the STEM pathway?
The STEM pathway focuses on science, technology, engineering, and math. Students in this pathway take advanced courses in subjects like biology, physics, calculus, and computer science.
What is the entrepreneurship pathway?
The entrepreneurship pathway focuses on business and innovation. Students in this pathway take advanced courses in subjects like economics, marketing, and entrepreneurship.
What is the arts pathway?
The arts pathway focuses on visual and performing arts. Students in this pathway take advanced courses in subjects like art history, music theory, and theater.
What is the multidisciplinary studies pathway?
The multidisciplinary studies pathway allows students to explore a variety of subjects and create their own course of study. Students in this pathway take a combination of advanced courses in subjects like history, literature, and social sciences.
How do I choose a career pathway?
Choosing a career pathway involves assessing your interests, skills, and values, as well as researching different career options and their requirements. Our high school guidance counselor or academic advisor may also be able to provide guidance and resources.
What are internships?
Internships are short-term work experiences that allow you to gain practical experience in a specific field or industry. They may be paid or unpaid, and can be done during high school, college, or after graduation.
What is the internship program offered in high school?
The internship program is a work-based learning program that allows high school students to gain real-world experience in a particular field. Students can earn credit for their internships and gain valuable skills and connections that can help them in college and career.
How do I enroll in AP courses and career pathways?
Connect with our high school counselor or AP coordinator to learn more about enrolling in AP courses and career pathways. They can help you choose the right courses for your interests and goals and guide you through the enrollment process.
How can internships help me with my career pathway?
Internships can help you gain practical experience and skills in your chosen career pathway, as well as provide networking opportunities and a chance to explore different career options. They can also demonstrate to colleges and employers that you are committed to your career goals and willing to take initiative to gain relevant experience.
How can I find internship programs offered in high school?
Your high school college and career guidance counselor will be giving you advice starting grade 9 in preparation for internship requirements. The school will be partnering with selected companies and organizations that agree to host our students for internship.
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Highlights of our High School Program
Creative and critical thinking skills
Public speaking and presentation skills
Experiential learning & Fieldwork
Digital Literacy & Design Thinking
Sports and ECA opportunities
Life Skills Curriculum
Active contributors to the community
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