Two Dalton schools have been categorized as "Beating the Odds" by the Governor's Office of Student Achievement (GOSA) and two more were within one point of that designation. Eight of the nine schools in the district were either categorized as "Beating the Odds" or Within Expected Range.
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Dalton High School's culinary arts class recently created their own food truck experience, serving lunch to many of Dalton High's staff members. This event was the final project for Chef Nathan Greven's Culinary II class, who completed their food truck unit earlier this year.
Dalton High School recently hosted a parent engagement class in Spanish to help parents understand the importance of college and career readiness for their children.
Documentary filmmaker, Jeremy Monroe, visited Dalton High School on Thursday, November 7 for a special showing of his film, Hidden Rivers. Filmed in the southeastern United States, Hidden Rivers profiles various wildlife that inhabit the many rivers in the region, including nearby rivers such as the Tennessee and Conasauga rivers.
The CCRPI (College and Career Ready Performance Index) scorecards were released today by the Georgia Department of Education and Dalton Public Schools received their highest district score ever on the state's accountability measure. The district score for 2019 is 77.8, up 3.3 points from 2018 and above the state average of 75.9.
Students from Dalton Public Schools recently participated in a student K-12 innovation competition called DIA (Dalton Innovation Accelerator) Pitch. The goal of this competition is to have students think like entrepreneurs to come up with and pitch innovative product ideas.
Each year, Dalton High School successfully prepares students for their Advanced Placement (AP) exams. The school is now home to 72 AP Scholars for 2019, including four National AP Scholar.
The National AP Scholar title is given to students in the United States who receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP exams taken and scores of 4 or higher on 8 or more exams. Surbhi Bhatter, Anthony Calderon-Schuler, Jonathan Shaheen and Jackson Wright received this title for 2019.
Dalton High School Principal Steve Bartoo said he is glad the AP program is continuing to grow and that students are finding success through it.
"The students who take our AP courses are highly motivated and welcome the academic challenge the program provides," said Bartoo. "We are pleased that more students are seeing the benefit of taking AP classes, realizing the rigor of the course prepares them to be successful at the college level."
All AP Scholars, Pictured Left to Right -
Front Row: Austin Rogers, Jill Patel, Megan Robertson, Raymundo Moncayo, Dana Mazariegos, Cynthia Castillo, Lindsay Schisler, Jimena Lopez Flores, Alexya Meza and Brissa Fraire.
Second Row: Emma Mitchell, Hannah Miller, Morgan Hurlock, Lily Rehberg, Miriam Trujillo, Selena Rangel-Piceno, Katherine Ortega, Reagan Brady, Anthony Cruz Delabra, Avery Hill and Savannah Patino.
Third Row: Kobe Stokes, Daniel Barajas, Austin Burt, Jack Forthman, Henry Bethel, Akash Patel, Deval Patel, Jamshed Kaikobad and Oscar Chenard.
Fourth Row: Truc Bai, Abigail Liu, Nalani Hernandez, Julian Pineda, Kevin Cortez, Shivam Patel, Meet Patel, David Marquez, Jeremy Clark and David Garcia.
Current Students Not Pictured: Cynthia Castillo, Kevin Cortez, Dakota Griggs, Alonso Grimaldo, Liana Little, Lee Martin, Andrea Martinez, Matthew Shaheen and Chloe Swaney.
2019 Graduates Not Pictured: Samuel Carlson, Brooke Haverland, Viviana Huijon, Joe Huynh, Elinor King, Lesly Medina, Litzy Orozco, Keenan Pasqua, Meredith Richard, Maria Sanchez, Elizabeth Wise, Sean Pye, Gabrielle Allen, Surbhi Bhatter, Anthony Calderon-Schuler, Caroline Coleman, Jake Dean, Hillary Dong, Naomi Paniagua, Lawrence Rich, Ansh Shah, Jonathan Shaheen, Vishal Sudhakar, Cristian Vergara and Jackson Wright.
Jimena Lopez Flores
AP Scholars with Honor
AP Scholars with Distinction
National AP Scholar
Granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams.
AP Scholar with Honor
Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.
AP Scholar with Distinction
Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.
National AP Scholar
Granted to students in the United States who receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams.