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STEAM at DHS


Our Tradition

Duluth High School has a tradition of excellence in STEAM fields.  Our record of student achievement in computer science, visual and performing arts, the sciences, engineering and robotics, and mathematics is a point of huge pride for us.

 

The Future of STEAM at DHS: 

The future of STEAM at Duluth High School is very bright as we continue to build on our already exemplary instruction for all students by putting an emphasis on more cross-curricular collaboration between all course teams.  As part of our school-wide STEAM initiative, here are just a few of the exciting changes in motion at our school:

  • School-wide STEAM & cross-curricular collaboration

  • Project Based Learning & GIFTED endorsements for all teachers

  • DREAMS Academy will begin in 2018-19 which is a unique cohort of students focused on integrated STEAM focused project-based learning curriculum.

  • We will continue to build STEAM industry partnerships

  • We plan to have our inaugural Summer Technical Enrichment Program (S.T.E.P.) in the summer of 2018. 


 

Science:

  • We offer the following Advanced Placement (AP) courses: 

    • AP Biology

    • AP Chemistry

    • AP Environmental Science

    • AP Physics I

    • AP Physics II

    • AP Physics C.

  • In our Healthcare Science pathway, students will become Certified Nurse Assistants at the end of the program which enables them to be gainfully employed in all healthcare facilities upon certification. Students will receive high school and college credit while enrolled in the program.

  • We are exploring the possibility of offering a Pharmacy Certification pathway.

 

 


Engineering & Math:

  • We are the only high school in Gwinnett County to offer the prestigious Project Lead the Way Curriculum. We offer courses in “Foundations of Engineering” and “Engineering Concepts”.

  • We achieved Industry certification (March 2017)

  • We offer Dual-Enrollment calculus classes which are taught by Georgia Tech professors

  • Our FIRST Robotics team, "The Metal Crusaders" has qualified for the FIRST State and FIRST International competitions.  We also offer a VEX robotics team through our Technology Student Association (TSA). 

  • We are working towards offering a course in Advanced Robotics & Megatronics. 

  • We offer the following Advanced Placement (AP) courses:

    • AP Calculus AB

    • AP Calculus BC

    • AP Computer Science


 

The Band:

  • Marching band is undefeated in all competitions for the last three years.

  • Wind ensemble has earned superior ratings at Large Group Performance Evaluation for past five years.

  • Students are consistently selected to participate in All-District, All-State & collegiate band events.



Chorus:

  • Select Women's Ensemble won the 2017 Georgia Southern Invitational.

  • The Annual Peach Jam Pop Music Extravaganza has sold out for three consecutive years.



Orchestra:

  • Chamber Orchestra has performed at Gwinnett Music Educators Association State Conference three times, the American String Teachers Association National Conference twice, & the Midwest Clinic, an International Band and Orchestra Conference, twice.

  • Chamber Orchestra has won the American String Teacher’s Association National Orchestra Festival twice, & placed first at National Band and Orchestra Festival at Lincoln Center at Avery Fisher Hall.

  • We annually take five ensembles to attend Gwinnett Music Educators Association Large Group Performance Evaluation and consistently earn superior ratings. 

  • Consistently selected to GHP, Georgia All-State Orchestra, The Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra, Emory Youth Symphony, and Gwinnett County Youth Symphony & Kendall Youth Orchestra.

  • Graduates have attended such prestigious colleges and universities as: Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Duke, and Stanford.



Theater & Visual Arts:

  • Regional Best Ensemble

  • Region Best Actor

  • 2018 GA High School Musical Schuler Award

  • High AP Studio Art portfolio scores

  • Graduates attend top visual arts schools such as: SCAD, Ringling, School of Visual Arts NYC, and Parsons.

 


 


World Language: 

We are currently working to add our world language program into our DREAMS Academy in order to become one of it not the first international STEAM program.  We are excited about this possibility which will help to strengthen our already outstanding World Language department at Duluth High School.  Here are just a few of the many accomplishments of our World Language Department:

  • State of Georgia “Bilingual Seal” on diplomas, recognizing communication skills in a world language and English.

  • Gold, Bronze, and Silver National Honor Society Awards

  • Scholarship recipients in International Studies

  • Governor Honors Summer program experience

  • Translation field experience through local schools’ parent teacher conferences

  • Medical and language field experience with Gwinnett Medical summer internships.

  • World travel experience through our diverse trip opportunities