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Dalton Junior High School teacher Amanda Triplett and Hammond Creek Middle School Theatre Arts teacher Courtenay Cholovich were both recently awarded prestigious fellowships to support their educational research and training.
This year, Dalton Public Schools launched two new after school programs for students in junior high school and high school. Cat City is for students attending Dalton Junior High School (8th – 9th grade), and Cat University is for students attending Dalton High School or The Dalton Academy (10th – 12th grade).
Last year, after much evaluation of our existing reading program and numerous discussions with principals and teachers, it was clear that we needed to add a more targeted phonics program to our balanced literacy framework.
This October, Dalton Public Schools opened its doors to host 20 exchange students from the Martino-Katharineum school in Braunschweig, Germany. Students spent ten days staying with host families, attending school and participating in activities in the area.
In its inaugural season last school year, The Dalton Academy boys’ soccer team claimed the state championship with a resounding 4-2 victory against Drew Charter Academy. Now, this remarkable accomplishment will be celebrated with the presentation of championship rings on Tuesday, November 15.
This Fall, Park Creek School Early Intervention and English Learner teacher Vanesa Vazquez is leading students outside of their traditional classrooms and into the woods to experience outdoor learning.
This fall, City Park School premiered its new dance and tumbling class taught by Cora Fetzer.
Ana Avila graduated from Morris Innovative High School (MIHS) in 2019. Today, she is working as a student teacher at Blue Ridge School, and hopes to return to teach in the district after graduating with her education degree in May 2023.
While students at Dalton Junior High School commemorated the 21st anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, they were able to hold a piece of the nation’s history in their hands.
Increasing Graduation Rate
Dalton Public Schools has a graduation rate is 85.1 percent, up from 80.0 percent in 2019.
Every student in PreK through 12th grade receives their own device to integrate into their classroom experience.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Program
The International Baccalaureate program is a rigorous pre-university program leading to assessments in six subject areas. It offers a challenging and demanding educational experience across the full curriculum.
72% of DPS staff members have advanced degrees.
Our students come from 43 different countries and speak 18 native languages.
Elementary students at 5 schools can participate in German and Spanish dual-language classrooms.
There are 7,750 students in Dalton Public Schools and more than 1,000 dedicated teachers and staff members.
Dalton Public Schools reconfigured its secondary grade levels to best serve all students.