After School Clubs
As DHS focuses on the rounded development of the individual, we encourage all students to participate in at least one extra-curricular activity. DHS offers over 50 co-curricular activities spanning across grades 9-12, with approximately 85% of students participating in some activity. The co-curricular program provides a myriad of opportunities that engage students with varied interests.
A wide range of activities take full advantage of the school's facilities and promote a extra curricular program to be proud of. Ample opportunities are available for every student's interest.
Groups such as debate, Model UN and a variety of service organizations offer students challenging ways to learn and contribute to society. DHS believes that the emphasis on service at all grade levels helps students form connections between school activities and the outside world. The school's service programs help give students the sense that their actions do count in helping create a better community and while much of the service work takes place outside of the school, the concept of serving others must begin at home. For example, students are expected to help keep the school building and grounds, as well as the surrounding neighborhood, clean and neat. Service in a family or community setting is another way to meet DHS's service commitment.
All faculty members are encouraged to sponsor a co-curricular activity. This provides many opportunities for students and teachers to interact outside the classroom and develop relationships that go beyond their grade, subject area or division, fostering a unified community across campus.