Postsecondary Counseling Appointments for Seniors
Make a 30-minute virtual Google Meeting with your Postsecondary Counselor starting on August 19th! Please note that these are STUDENT appointments.
Students with the last names A-Kl can make an appointment with Ms. Magee Wiley: https://calendly.com/kimmageewiley
Students with the last names Km-Z can make an appointment with Ms. Flowers: https://calendly.com/traciflowers
**When we physically return to school in the future, for in-person meetings: seniors, if you would like a parent/guardian to attend your appointment, you must contact Ms. Thurau at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the CCRC with the name(s) of your parent(s)/guardian(s), date and time of your appointment. This must be done at least 24 hours prior to your appointment. At that time, Ms. Thurau will add them to the visitor calendar. For security purposes, parents/guardians NOT on the visitor calendar will not be allowed in the building.
In first semester of senior year, a newsletter will be posted on the 1st and 15th of the month with important information pertaining to the college application process, financial aid, workshop dates, night programs and more.
In second semester of senior year, a newsletter will be posted once a month on or near the 1st providing information about waitlist processes, how to choose the right fit after receiving decisions, updating Maia with college decisions, depositing to colleges, transitioning to college, and more.
Programs and Workshops
Listed below are the programs offered for 2020-2021 school year. Materials will be available within a couple of days after the program.
PLEASE CLICK ON EACH OF THE TITLES BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO ACCESS ANY PROGRAM MATERIALS.
August 18th, 2020, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm Lunch Hour (Zoom Meeting)
January 6th, 2021, DHS, Extended Homeroom
August 18th, 2020, 5:15pm-6:00pm (Zoom Meeting)
August 18th, 6:30pm-8:00pm (Zoom Meeting)
September 14th, 2020, 6:30pm-8:00pm (Zoom Meeting)
*CHOICES: A College Fair and Post-High School Educational Options for Students with IEP’s and 504 Plans
October 20th, 7pm
*This program is run in partnership with multiple area high schools
2020-2021 DHS Application Facts:
School CEEB: 141570
Class rank reporting: DHS does not rank
GPA scale: 4.0 (for both weighted and unweighted)
Graduating Class Size: 418
Graduation Date: May 27, 2021
Class credit value: semester course = 1 credit, full year course = 2 credits
Seniors will start college in Fall 2021
DHS Class of 2021 Distribution Chart through six semesters (August 2020):
Lowest Median Highest
Lowest Median Highest
*Some colleges require additional information for scholarship consideration. Here is the GPA distribution for the Class of 2021:
Top 10%: 4.46
Top 25%: 4.19
Top 10%: 3.93
Top 25%: 3.80
DHS Application Tips:
- READ ALL APPLICATION DIRECTIONS AND FOLLOW THEM!
- Start early and save often.
- When creating an account for an application, use an email address that you check often. It is advised to create one just for college applications and communications with admissions representatives so that nothing gets lost in your main email. This email address is the means by which colleges communicate with you!
- Be sure to keep track of all passwords! While you are able to save log-in credentials on your computer, it is a good idea to write them down in a safe place if something should happen to your computer, or you use another computer to log in.
- Use your full, legal name when completing applications. It must match exactly with what is on your transcript and test scores. If your name is Katherine and you go by Kate, complete your applications with Katherine.
- Write classes exactly as they appear on your schedule! You DO NOT need to include homeroom or lunch. If you have an Early Bird class, you will include the class, but you do not need to include the “EB” acronym.
- Be sure to type your counselor’s and teacher’s name and email address correctly. If it is incorrect, they will not receive your recommendation request.
- When asked to provide your Counselor contact info, this is your School Counselor and not your Postsecondary Counselor.
- A District 113 Waiver of Access is required to be on file before any D113 employee can send a letter on your behalf.
- If you are asked to list GPA (and nothing says “unweighted” or “weighted”), use your higher GPA, which is usually your weighted.
- You can send different pieces at different times – colleges will collect all elements (application, test score(s), transcript, recommendation, etc.) and put them into a student file. Once all the pieces are there, it’s a complete application. It does not matter in which order the pieces arrive.
- Submit all pieces of the application at least two weeks before a deadline.
- Have someone check over your application before submitting.
**Forms can be sent to Ms. Thurau at email@example.com.