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AP/IB/Honors Courses Meetings Schedule

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Over the next few weeks, students will have the ability to investigate the higher level academic offerings that will be available next year. Our hope is that earlier AP/IB/Honors meetings will not only be a proactive approach to transparency with regards to course details, but also improve turnout and enrollment through targeted marketing.

Open this schedule for Seminar Meetings occurring from January 12 through February 2.


Incoming Freshman-Honors Course Information

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All incoming freshman who are interested in honors courses their 9th grade year will need to be sure to follow the requirements for each specific course. Some courses require tests, some require essays. The form below explains each Honors Course and how students can receive more information about registering for that course.

Incoming Freshmen - Honors Course Process


Spring Testing Information

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This spring, on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, our 9th, 10th and 11th graders will be taking the state required PSAT 9, PSAT 10, and SAT 11 at Dakota Ridge High School. This will be the first year our 9th graders take the PSAT 9, which is a part of the SAT Suite of Assessments.

Eleventh grade students taking the SAT will also have the option to take the SAT with essay at no additional cost. Students choosing to take the SAT with optional essay will do so on the same day at Dakota Ridge. Adding the optional SAT essay exam is a student choice. Students who want to take the SAT essay will need to add it to their school day registration using their College Board online account from Tuesday, January 16 – Wednesday, February 14, 2018. Details about this registration process for the SAT with essay are included in the SAT family letter linked below.

All eleventh graders have created College Board online accounts through their Seminar classes. In addition, those 11th graders who have already expressed a desire to take the essay portion of the SAT, will have a chance to register during Seminar. As soon as students are registered online with College Board, they can access SAT practice tests and receive daily test questions for preparation.

9th and 10th graders have also been able to create College Board accounts this past fall. This will allow students to be linked to PSAT 9 and 10 practice tests and daily questions for their test preparation.

Please take a few minutes to open and review the flyer linked below. Should you have questions, please contact Kim Keller, School Assessment Coordinator.

Colorado SAT Essay Flyer


Make Your Voice Heard (MYVH) Student Survey

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For the past decade, Jeffco Public Schools have administered the Make Your Voice Heard survey, every other year, to students in grades 2-12. Dakota Ridge will begin administering this survey, Friday, January 12, 2018 in Seminar classes.

The MYVH survey gathers information on three key areas of student engagement within the school: social/emotional, behavioral, and cognitive. Engagement in school is critical to academic performance and interest in continued education.

Please take a moment to open the included letter and please feel free to contact the school with any questions.
Read the MYVH Family Notification Letter in ...


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Choice Enrollment for 2018-19 School Year

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Families who wish to enroll their student in a school other than their neighborhood school must complete a Choice Enrollment Application. First Round Choice Enrollment for Jeffco Schools begins January 8, 2018 and runs through January 31st for the school year beginning fall, 2018. The district enrollment webpage contains helpful information regarding the Choice Enrollment process. Download the First Round Choice Enrollment form here. Completed choice enrollment forms should be dropped off at the Counseling Office or faxed (303-982-1963) along with a copy of the IEP or 504, if applicable.

Second Round Choice Enrollment applications will be accepted from February 9, 2018, through August 31, 2018. A wait list will be created if the amount of applicants exceeds space available at the school. Download the Second Round Choice Application form here.


Important Dates

Eagle's Nest Online Store

If you are someone who enjoys trying on the product or physically shopping, the Eagle's Nest is also restocking with some new spirit wear and will be available the last week of September (before Homecoming). The Eagle's Nest is open every day Monday—Friday, 1:30—2:45 p.m.
If you have any questions or problems with ordering, or would like to set up a different time in the day to go into the store contact Rachel Caliga at rcaliga@jeffco.k12.co.us.

You can also shop at our online store sponsored by Josten's by going here: Dakota Ridge High School Eagles Custom Apparel

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