darlington high school

an early college high school

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Welcome to Darlington High School, a Palmetto Gold Award winning school, where Academic Excellence is our goal. The vision of Darlington High School is to promote a safe, caring, and positive learning environment that supports the belief that teachers have the right to teach and students have the right to learn. The academic program of studies at Darlington High School is designed to meet the needs of each student who enter our doors. Our academic offerings include College Prep courses, Early College Credit, Honors courses, and Credit Recovery. Darlington High School's “Early College Honors Magnet Program” allows a student to earn transferable college credits while in high school. Early College Honors students soared to great heights during 2013-2014 by earning 252 transferrable college credits. Taking advantage of the numerous college courses offered on the DHS campus, sophomores, juniors, and seniors were enrolled in college courses such as College Algebra, Freshman Composition, Literature, Psychology, Teacher Cadet, US history, and World History. Darlington High School provides students the opportunity to earn a two-year Associate of Arts degree while still in high school by strengthening its partnership with Florence Darlington Technical College.  The graduating class of 2016 includes the first students who will have taken full advantage of this program and will have earned their Associate’s degree the day they graduate from high school. And if the opportunity to earn an Associate of Arts degree is not enough to make DHS soar above its peers, the tuition assistance it provides students definitely distinguishes the school from any other high school in the Pee Dee.  Darlington High School does its best to secure complete funding for its program so that its students pay nothing for the courses they take on the DHS campus.  DHS pays the cost of both the balance of the tuition not covered by lottery assistance funds and textbooks, thus saving students and their parents THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS in college tuition! Additionally, we are extremely excited about our newly renovated science labs. These labs will enable our students to receive state-of-the-art science instruction. 

In light of all these opportunities for academic excellence, Darlington High School is the school for the college-bound students to excel! As a High School that Works, our school strives to meld academic and technical studies while ensuring that every course is challenging and engaging. Students benefit from integrated long and short term projects. Darlington High School is on the cutting edge of outstanding educational practices. Students are given numerous opportunities to pursue their interests and nurture special talents while completing their academic course of study. As a Renaissance School, multiple school-wide incentives for students and faculty that are achieving and demonstrating Falcon PRIDE are provided. Our athletic teams are among the best in the region and compete for state titles yearly. The Falcon band and fine arts programs are growing and involving more students each year. Our JROTC program is expanding and growing future leaders of our Armed Services. Darlington High School is breaking barriers to allow all students to excel. Come join us at DHS as we pursue educational excellence!

Dr. Greg Harrison

Dr. Greg Harrison, Principal
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Eleven Darlington County schools named Palmetto Gold Award recipients

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DARLINGTON, SC – The South Carolina Department of Education announced on Tuesday that 11 Darlington County School District schools have earned 2014-15 Palmetto Gold Awards for excellence in academic performance and growth.

Dr. Eddie Ingram, superintendent of Darlington County School District praised the schools’ achievements.

“We are certainly proud of the incredible accomplishments of our Palmetto Gold schools,” Ingram said. “We appreciate the honor, and it is indicative of our district’s pledge for continuous improvement and high student achievement.”

The awards are based on 2013-14 state report card ratings and data. The program recognizes high levels of academic performance, high growth rates and substantial progress in closing achievement gaps in school.

Each of Darlington County School District’s four high schools earned Gold Awards in the program’s two categories: general performance and closing the achievement gap. Six other schools earned a Gold Award for general performance.

State Superintendent Molly Spearman announced the awards Tuesday morning. She commended schools for striving to attain the goals outlined in the Profile of the South Carolina Graduate.

“I am pleased that so many schools are being recognized for their excellent performance and closing the achievement gap,” Spearman said. “These awards are well-deserved and indicate the great strides administrators, principals, teachers, and students are making across the state. We will continue to embrace the Profile of the South Carolina Graduate to achieve educational excellence in every district.”

The Darlington County School District schools earning awards are: 

                        General Performance   Closing the Achievement Gap

Lamar High School Gold Gold

Darlington High School     Gold Gold

Hartsville High School Gold Gold

Mayo High School Gold Gold    

DCIT (DC Institute of Tech) Gold              

Cain Elementary School Gold

Carolina Elementary School Gold

Lamar Elementary School Gold

North Hartsville Elementary School Gold

Pate Elementary School Gold

Southside Early Childhood Center Gold

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Congratulations, Falcons!

Congratulations, Falcons! 

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Teacher Recognition at DHS!

Congratulations, Mrs. Blaire Goodson!

DHS's 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year

Mrs. Blaire Goodson - 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year

This is Mrs. Goodson’s 5th year teaching English.  She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina.  Prior to teaching, she worked in communications and tourism.  Mrs. Goodson completed the PACE program in 2015. She loves being in the classroom!  Aside from school, she enjoys tennis, cooking, family, and friends.