High School

Welcome

Dear DCIS Families,

High School Principal

High School Principal

 Welcome to the High School division webpage, I would love to offer you a window into our wildcat world.

 I have been a part of the DCIS family for 26 years, and in that time I have seen our students grow, flourish, embrace their strengths, conquer their obstacles and become the students we envision to graduate. I feel honored to be involved in the lives of each student, as they let me into their world whether it is seeking advice or guidance.

I feel blessed to be a part of this school that has such a dynamic way of teaching and learning. Our school is always striving to improve and is in constant development. We are always looking for the most cutting edge resources that we can utilize in our classrooms such as academically focused apps for the iPads.

My heart warms when I see a senior graduating from 12th grade, for I have seen them grow, mature, and feel that they are ready to face the world we aim to prepare them for. We aspire to create an environment where every student is valued and respected. We aim for our students to have a fulfilling life at DCIS, for we believe that this directly correlates with their learning success.

Warmest regards,

Mrs. Ligia Vásquez
DCIS High School Principal


Who We Are

DelCampo International School (DCIS) provides students with a sound academic foundation in an environment where students are valued and respected. Our faculty fosters students' creativity with the freedom to explore and develop individually through our standards based curriculum.

The High School program of study offers rich classroom instruction stressing disciplined learning, skill development and organization are major goals of our High School program. All classes emphasize the need to write, speak and listen effectively. 

Our core curriculum demands high expectations from our students. DCIS’ learning philosophy, Active Learning, allows students to develop high order thinking skills and academically prepares them to become 21st century leaders both in college and the professional world. Our school is always striving to improve and is in constant development. We are delighted and joyful to witness our wildcats reach those expectations as they live by our core values and strive for growth and improvement. Our students leave DCIS with a spirit of care and honesty, respect for society and the ability to communicate and cooperate with others.

Students are motivated to become involved in academic and social outreach clubs, sports, and after school activities, which enrich their lives and empower them to make our school stand out. We encourage parents to be a fundamental part of the DCIS student life and promote the highest involvement in all student activities whether they are academic, extracurricular or athletic. We are humbled that our DCIS parents allow us to be a part of their lives and have entrusted us with the education of their children, inside and out of the classroom. We strive to bring our parents and students an outstanding educational experience, expecting to touch their hearts as they have touched ours. 


High School Teacher

 
When I first came to the DelCampo highschool I found the perfect place to teach.  A place where the priority was students well being.  Where its main objective is to develop students academically, behaviorally and morally.  I learned that all students here, at our highschool, are fully developed to perform as good citizens and ethical professionals.
-Chemistry Teacher (15 years at DCIS)

Academic Program of Study

The educational program for the High School level is aligned with the Common Core State Standards and with the Honduran national curriculum.

Grade 9

English 5

Algebra I 5 / Honors Algebra II 5

Physics 3

Biology 3

Chemistry 3

World History 5

Spanish 5

Physical Ed 2

Civics 2

Information Technology 2

Music 2

Art 2

Grade 10

English 5

Geometry 5

Physics 3

Biology 3

Chemistry 3

Sociology 2

Psychology 1

Information Technology 2

Art 1

Philosophy 1

U.S. History 3

Physical Ed 2

Grade 11

English 5

Algebra 2 / Honors Pre-Calculus 5

Physics 3

Biology 3

Chemistry 3

XX Century History 4

Accounting 3

Public Speaking 2

College Prep 1

Information Technology 2

Physical Ed 2

Spanish 5

Grade 12

English 5

Statistics & Trigonometry / Honors Calculus 5

Physics 5

Biology 3

Chemistry 3

U.S.  History 4

Economics 3

Philosophy 3

Public Speaking 2

Physical Ed 2

Spanish 5

Anthropology 3

Information Technology 2

Ethics 2

T.E.S. 1

Scientific Project 2

Technical Drawing 2


AP® (Advanced Placement)

DelCampo International School´s mission reminds us continuously about our commitment to prepare students with the competencies and the high academic standards to meet local and international demands. This year, our teachers´ hard work was rewarded with the approval of six AP courses by the CollegeBoard. Founded in 1900, the College Board was created to expand access to higher education. DCIS is now part of the CollegeBoard educational institutions offering AP courses to their student population.

Today, the membership association is made up of over 6,000 of the world’s leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education (CollegeBoard, 2015). This year, our teachers´ hard work was rewarded with the approval of six AP courses by the CollegeBoard. The approved courses are: English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Calculus AB, Chemistry, Physics 1: Algebra-Based, Spanish Language and Culture. These courses will be available for students in the 2015-2016 school year. DCIS students will now be able to earn college credit and save time and money by finishing college a semester or two early. Furthermore, DCIS continues to work to get more AP courses approved for the 2016-2017 school year.


Apps

Thanks to our 1to1 iPad academic program, all our students are provided with the opportunity to view and experience the world through the use of various apps which enrich their learning by enhancing teaching, student engagement and collaboration. 

The 1to1 iPad academic program has come to revolutionize the way DCIS' students learn.  Opening a world of endless learning possibilities through a universe of apps that offer creative tools, interactive ebooks, and movies allowing us to redefine the role of education in the XXI century by extending learning beyond the classroom.