Academics

Overview

Dater High School brings a tradition of academic achievement as it prepares students for success in college and beyond. Students benefit from a personalized approach, an experienced staff, a diverse and caring student body, and proven academic achievement.

Dater High continually strives to improve student achievement, school culture and students’ preparedness for whatever future they choose to pursue. High school students are offered standards-based and Advanced Placement curriculum focused on preparing students for postgraduation opportunities, including college, vocational training and employment.

Dater High hosts a three-week Summer Bridge program for all incoming students. The program includes academic enrichment, field trips and college visits.

International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (MYP) Candidate School

In August 2020, Dater High School introduced the International Baccalaureate program to students in grades 7 and 8. Dater High is adding a grade level each year through high school to the International Baccalaureate program, so students starting now have the opportunity to graduate with an internationally recognized IB diploma.

IB does not replace Dater’s curriculum, but rather it enhances it. Students continue to learn traditional subjects, meeting all state academic content standards, and all 7th and 8th grade students are enrolled in exploratory Spanish or French classes.

The International Baccalaureate framework allows students to see connections among the subjects they study and to apply them to real life, encourages global thinking and community service, and supports the development of effective communication.

Career-Technical Education Pathways to Explore at Dater High School

Dater High offers career-tech programs focused on preparing students for opportunities after graduation, including college, vocational training and employment.

  • Dater’s Culinary Arts Institute provides professional training to students interested in hospitality and culinary careers. Taught by a professional chef and former restaurateur, students work in a commercial kitchen lab, preparing food, learning about food and kitchen safety, and exploring their creativity. Students enter this program in 10th grade.
  • Dater High has a special partnership with DHL Logistics allowing interested seniors to learn about the growing logistics and supply chain fields while earning college credits and employment at DHL.

Employment Pipelines

Hospitality and Tourism

Be a part of the largest and fastest growing industry in the world. Statistics within the industry show that a new hospitality job is created every 2.5 seconds, making it a vital sector of the world’s economy. In the United States alone, there are more than half-million hospitality jobs — a number that’s expected to substantially increase in the years ahead.

The Hospitality and Tourism Employment Pipeline is offered exclusively at Gilbert A. Dater High School to students that are enrolled in the Culinary Arts Career Tech Pathway. This is a one-year program available to juniors and seniors.

Supply Chain Logistics

Supply Chain encompasses both the planning, movement, storage, and processing of inventory.

The Supply Chain Logistics Program is available to Dater High School seniors.

High School Course Guide

Our High School Course Guide details the opportunities and resources available to our high school students. Students and their families are encouraged to use the High School Course Guide to plan their educational pathway. The guide includes course descriptions, information about early college credit and alternative credit programs, and more. Graduation requirements, grade reporting, report cards and other policies and procedures are also included in the guide.