The mission of the Dunedin High Fundamental SWAS community is to educate students to be productive in a global society by providing skills and knowledge for the 21st century.
Dunedin High School Fundamental SWAS envisions a curriculum that offers students choices which enable them to be immediately prepared for the postsecondary environment.
Fundamental Schools provide a highly structured learning environment emphasizing parent involvement and where students are expected to exhibit exemplary achievement and conduct. Homework is required most days. There is a focus on student responsibility and self-discipline. The dress code exceeds that of the school district. Parents are required to attend monthly meetings. Arterial bus transportation (buses that operate on main roads with a limited number of stops) may be provided for students outside the Dunedin High School (DHS) attendance zone.
The fundamental program at Dunedin High School utilizes the same curriculum and instructional methods as the traditional program. The curriculum is based on the Sunshine State Standards and the Pinellas County School’s Student Expectations. Students will be scheduled only with other fundamental students for their core (English, Math, Science, and Social Studies) classes when possible. This will allow our fundamental students to still have access to the many different elective courses that we offer at DHS.
Rules and policies are strictly enforced and a strong emphasis is placed on the requirement that home and school work together to promote successful learning. The SWAS model affords opportunities for traditional and special programs to implement the Fundamental philosophy/program in conjunction with their traditional educational opportunities.
- 01/12/2012 SAT Testing
- 03/12/2012 - 14/12/2012 Algebra EOC (Make-Up)
- 10/12/2012 - 13/12/2012 Dual Enrollment Exams
- 14/12/2012 Dual Enrollment Fall Sem. Ends
- 17/12/2012 - 19/12/2012 Biology EOC (Make-Up)
- 24/12/2012 - 04/01/2013 Winter Holiday (School Closed)
What's Good at DHS
The Dunedin High School Highlander Band has been invited by Disney World to perform in their annual Christmas parade.
The Dunedin High School Highlander Band received a superior rating at their most recent competition.
The Drama Department produced another fall hit play "Ruthless".
The Swim and Dive team claimed a Regional Championship title this year in diving.
The Volleyball team was crowned District Champs for the first time in 22 years, and reached the regional semi-finals.
The Varsity Football team wrapped up the season with a winning record of 6-4.
The NJROTC cadets honored veterans at their annual Veterans Day Ceremony.
Also, the NJROTC program, in combined efforts with the faculty and students at DHS, donated hundreds of canned food items to feed needy families during the Thanksgiving holidays.
Fundamental shadowing has started and is going well.
Discovery Night is December 17, 2012.