WELCOME
TO
Delaware Valley High School
INCOMING
FRESHMAN PARENT MEETING
CLASS OF 2019
Course Selection Guide for 2015-2016
Available at
www.dvsd.org
Go to DVHSAcademics 
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DELAWARE VALLEY AND PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF
EDUCATION GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS:
1 Credit = 1 Full Year Course or 2 Half Year Courses
4 CREDITS OF ENGLISH PASSED
4 CREDITS OF SOCIAL STUDIES PASSED
(3 Period Career Technical Student may graduate with 3 SS credits)
OF WHICH 1 CREDIT SATISFIES 1 CREDIT OF THE HUMANITIES
REQUIRED
3 CREDITS OF SCIENCE PASSED
3 CREDITS OF MATHEMATICS PASSED
2 CREDITS OF HUMANITIES PASSED
2 CREDITS FOR 4 YEARS OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION, HEALTH,
& DRIVERS EDUCATION
(3 Period Career Technical Student may graduate with 1.5 PE credits)
4 CREDITS OF ELECTIVES
21 TOTAL CREDITS MINIMUM NEEDED FOR GRADUATION
*HUMANITIES
REQUIREMENT SATISFIED VIA PASSING MUSIC,
ART, FRESHMAN SEMINAR, OR FOREIGN LANGUAGES
ENGLISH
(Full Year Class = 1Credit)
•Honors English 9
•Integrated English/ Social Studies
• English 9
•Concepts of English 9
SOCIAL STUDIES
(Full Year Class = 1Credit)
•Honors American Studies
•Integrated English/ Social Studies
•American Studies
•Concepts of American Studies
MATHEMATICS
(Full Year Class = 1Credit)
•Honors Geometry Block
•Honors Geometry
•Geometry
•Informal Geometry
•Algebra 1A
•Algebra 1B
•Electives~ Intro to Programming 1A
& 1B (After completing Algebra 1)
SCIENCE
(Full Year Class = 1 Credit)
•Honors Biology Block
•Honors Biology
•Science 9
•Concepts of Science 9
REQUIRED ELECTIVES
(Half Year Class = ½ Credit)
•Physical Education
•Freshman Seminar / Health
Literacy 1
(Half Year Class = ½ Credit)
Criteria for Identifying Students:
Enrolled in Concepts of English 9 OR
Basic or Below Basic on the 8th Grade PSSA
OR
Basic or Below Basic on 3rd 4Sight OR
Failed Grade 8 English
Teacher recommendation
“No Child Left Behind” Legislation
ART ELECTIVES
(Half Year Class = ½ Credit)
•General Art
•Foundations in Art
•Computer Art I & II
•Intro to Drawing I & II
•Digital Photography (after Comp Art I)
BUSINESS ELECTIVES
(Half Year Class = ½ Credit)
•Career Exploration
•Computer Applications
•Personal Budgeting & Finance
•Intro. to Cyber Skills
•Web Development
•Business Communications
•Video Game Design
ENGINEERING ELECTIVE
(Full Year Class = 1Credit)
Must have completed Algebra 1
• Engineering 1
FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCE
(Half Year Class = ½ Credit)
• Parenting Skills
• Intermediate Foods A & B
• Gourmet Foods
• Housing and Design
SOCIAL STUDIES
• Geography
(Half Year Class = ½ Credit)
For students who want to take an additional
Social Studies elective
MUSIC ELECTIVES
(Half Year Class = ½ Credit)
•Music Performance
Concert Band
Concert Choir
Orchestra
(Can take for a Full Year = 1 Credit)
Student must audition if they did not participate
in Middle School
WORLD LANGUAGE
ELECTIVES
(Full Year Class = 1Credit)
•Spanish
•German
•French
TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION ELECTIVES
(Half Year Class = ½ Credit)
•Introduction to Technology (1st semester)
•Technology Systems (2nd semester)
•Mechanical Drawing 1/CADD (1st semester)
REMINDER :
• ALL major subjects and world
language levels are by current year
teacher recommendations
• Students may select electives
(Upon Availability and Schedule)
STUDENT SCHEDULE
1. English
2. Social Studies
3. Mathematics
4. Science
5. Phys Ed/Freshman Seminar & Health
6. Elective/Elective
7. Elective/Elective
HONORS MATH/SCIENCE
STUDENT SCHEDULE
1. Honors Block-Science
2. Honors Block-Math
3. Block-Freshman Sem/Phys Ed. & Health
4. English
5. Social Studies
6. Elective/Elective
7. Elective/Elective
New Courses 2015-2016
• Video Game Design
~ Integrates cross-curriculum and STEM activities
~ Will use HTML code, Adobe creative suite, and
web site design concepts
~ Highly recommended that students have sufficient
computer experience and an interest in website design
• Physical Fitness and Training
~ Focus on nutrition and personal lifetime fitness
~ .5 Credit, does not count as PE credit
ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSES
(Full Year Class = 1 Credit)
•DV offers 24 Advanced Placement Courses
~ 9th graders are not eligible for AP
•3 AP Courses will be available in 10th grade
~based on teacher recommendation and 9th grade
performance
1.AP World History
2.AP Statistics
3.AP Biology
https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/home?navid=gh-aps
CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION
(Available in 10th, 11th & 12th Grade = 3 Credits)
•Automotive Mechanics
•Building Construction
•Early Childhood Education
•Electrical Occupations
•Food Management, Production, & Service
•Health Occupations
•Marketing and Business
•Diverse Occupations (12th grade only)
Services Available
•Student Assistance Program (SAP)
~ http://dvsd.schoolwires.net/Page/3022
• Support Groups, Transition Groups, & Career Groups
•Homework Hotline 296-3656
•Power School
~ https://powerschool.dvsdedu.org/public
•DV Teacher Websites
http://dvsd.schoolwires.net/site/Default.aspx?PageType=1&SiteI
D=73&ChannelID=181&DirectoryType=6
F.Y.I.
*GPA Counts
*Attendance Expected
(Handbook Policy Strictly Followed)
*Student Self-Advocacy
* Report Cards- Quarterly
*Parent Conferences in November & February
*Tutoring/Extra Help
*Freshman Orientation in August
*Guidance Website
~ http://dvsd.schoolwires.net/Page/470
Student Activities
Fall Sports
Varsity Football: Keith Olsommer
JV Football: Nick Quaglia
Freshman: Bob Cosentino
DVMS Football: Joe Spinetta
DDMS Football: Jeff Krasulski
7278
7078
7226
7412
7241
Varsity Soccer: Aaron Stark
JV Soccer: Sean Giblin
DVMS Soccer: Michael Murray
DDMS Soccer: Steven Kim
7325
7113
7425
7405
Varsity Girls Soccer: Jeff Rainear
7322
JV Girls Soccer: Taylor Hartey
DVMS Girls Soccer: Chris Gawel
7005
DDMS Girls Soccer: John Staub
7139
Cross Country: Audrey Josephite
Jr Hi Cross Country: Joyce Batista
7142
1852
Golf: Jim Salus
(1216)
7435
V Field Hockey: Lindsey Gonzalez
JV Field Hockey: Jen Dwyer
DVMS Field Hockey Ann Marie Miller
DDMS Field Hockey: Casey Donovan
7704
7035
7001
7306
Varsity Girls Tennis: Larry Hudson
JV Girls Tennis: Bridget Gray
DVMS Girls Tennis: Liz Watson
DDMS Girls Tennis: Stacy DeFrancesco
7038
7103
7227
7363
Varsity Girls Volleyball: Bridget Crawford
JV Girls Volleyball: Leslie Sikora
DVMS Girls Volleyball: Heather Farley
DDMS Girls Volleyball: Adam Holdridge
7080
7049
7057
7043
Winter Sports
Varsity Boys Basketball: Kris Holtzer
7261
JV Boys Basketball: Scott Neilsen
7425
Fresh Boys Basketball: Chris Neidig
7273
DVMS Boys Basketball: Brian Sweeney 7182
DDMS Boys Basketball: Dave Koretz
7313
Varsity Wrestling: Lou DeLauro
2004
JV Wrestling: Adam Penberthy
DVMS Wrestling: James Mang
DDMS Wrestling: Brian Felkowski
7093
1825
7398
Varsity Girls Basketball: Lyndsay Baker 7333
JV Girls Basketball:
Carl Imbt
7116
Fresh Girls Basketball: Kait Sabo
DVMS Girls Basketball: Heather Farley 7057
DDMS Girls Basketball: Rick Batista
Swimming: Joe Kusner
Swimming: Vicki Zielazany
1849
Diving: Chelsea Koch
7193
Cheerleading: Jennifer Simonsen
Cheerleading Fall: Chris Gawel
7066
DVMS Cheerleading: Lisa Centanni
DDMS Winter Cheer: Caitlin Vill
Spring Sports
Varsity Baseball: David Peters
JV Baseball: Peter Supko
Varsity Boys Tennis: Larry Hudson
JV Boys Tennis:
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7235
7038
7026
Varsity Boys Volleyball:
Heather Farley
7057
JV Boys Volleyball: Adam Holdridge 7043
Varsity Track: Nick Quaglia
7078
Varsity Girls Lacrosse:
Bernadine Salak
JV Girls Lacrosse: Taylor Hartey
Varsity Boys Lacrosse:
Jeff Krasulski
JV Boys Lacrosse: Dan Gonzalez
Varsity Softball: Angelo Matz
JV Softball: Tony Bajor
7160
7412
For a complete list of high school
sports and the coaches, please visit…
http://dvsd.schoolwires.net/Page/3512
7181
7241
7153
NCAA Core-Course Requirements
www.ncaaclearinghouse.net
To establish initial-eligibility at an NCAA Division I or II
college or university, a "core course" must meet all of the
following criteria:
• A course must be a recognized academic course and
qualify for high school graduation credit in one or a
combination of the following areas: English,
mathematics, natural/physical science, social science,
foreign language, and philosophy.
• A course must be considered four-year college
preparatory by the high school (Concept level classes do
not apply).
• A mathematics course must be at the level of Algebra or a
higher level mathematics course.
*** It is the student’s responsibility to monitor NCAA
course eligibility ***
After School Clubs
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• Foreign Film Club
• Future Business Leaders of
Art Club
America (FBLA)
Broadcast Del Val
• Family Career & Consumer
Leaders of America
Computer Graphics Club
(FCCLA)
Computer Programming Club
• Fencing Club
Creative Writing Club
• Foreign Language Club
Dance/ Zumba
• Forensic Science Club
• Gay Straight Alliance (GSA)
Digital Photography Club
• Geocaching Club
Drama
• Health Occupation Students
Environmental Club
of America (HOSA)
After School Clubs (Continued)
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Junior Historians
Martial Arts
Math Tutors
Mock Trial Competition
Model U.N.
Mountain Bike Club
Mu Alpha Theta (Math
League)
• Peer Buddies
• Pennsylvania Junior
Academy of Science
(PJAS)
• Political Issues Club
• Pennsylvania Youth
Education Association
(PYEA)
• National History Day Club
• Rachel’s Challenge
• National Honor Society
• Scholastic Bowl
• Odyssey of the Mind
• Science Olympiad
After School Clubs (Continued)
•Ski Club
•Skills USA
•Slam Poetry
• Student Council
•Teens Against Tobacco Use (TATU)
•Winter Track
•World Language Club
•Yearbook (Delaware)
Please Visit the DVHS Guidance Webpage for a complete
listing of after school clubs and the advisors.
http://dvsd.schoolwires.net/Page/3512
* Late
Buses available at 4:30pm & 6:00pm
DVHS Counselors
http://dvsd.schoolwires.net/Page/470
Mrs. Corry
Mr. Yarem
Miss Westgate
(A-F)
(G-M)
(N-Z)
409-2008
409-2011
409-2007
DVHS Principals
Mr. Blaum:
Mr. Pope:
Mr. DeLauro
Mrs. Bixby:
Mrs. Cosentino
Principal
Asst. Principal
Asst. Principal
Asst. Principal
Asst. Principal
www.dvsd.org
296-1829
409-2003
296-1853
409-2040
409-2004
Thank You!!!
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