Counselors: Ms. Lizabeth Diaz (; Michael Daniel ( 

10th Grade College Access:
By the end of this course, scholars will be able to:

  • Understand and articulate the components of college readiness and develop a plan for preparing for
  • Understand and apply time management practices by using a planner and developing strong habits
  • Develop an understanding of self through integration of our DREAM BIG core values
  • Develop study guides based on your learning style
  • Develop an ability to communicate, both written and verbally efficiently and effectively
  • Practice for the SAT by taking PSAT

11th Grade College Access:
We focus on setting goals and matching individual personalities and preferences with careers and colleges in order to prepare scholars for the college application experience.  By the end of the course, students will

  • Have made their college profile, which they will continue to edit over their time at DPEHS.  This will include researching careers and colleges, writing essays for the Common Application, developing a resume, and taking a critical look at the goals set at the beginning of the year and determining a plan of action for their senior year.
  • Take college readiness and test prep courses
  • Practice for the SAT and be schedule to take the SAT toward the spring

12th Grade College Access:
By the end of this course, scholars will be able to:

  • Assess personal academic performance and devise a plan to address areas that need improvement.
  • Develop and demonstrate several non-cognitive skills necessary for postsecondary success
  • Understand and apply “college knowledge” to effectively navigate the application and matriculation processes.
  • Understand the intricacies of financial aid (including the FAFSA application)
  • Complete all necessary steps to secure placement at their chosen college/university.
  • Make in-depth, comprehensive connections (and establish relevance) to assigned readings and articles.

FAFSA Application 22-23 Application
TAP: Apply through the FAFSA Application