Class of '16 Motto: "We Soar with PRIDE"
Welcome to the Falcon’s Freshman Academy at Darlington High School. We hope that your first year of transition from middle school to high school will be educationally gainful. High school will bring on many new challenges as you work hard to achieve your goals.
The Freshman Academy is an extension of Darlington High School. The faculty and staff at the academy strive to create an environment where the common purpose is community and strong commitment to student achievement. The goal is to assist ninth grade students with adjusting to high school standards and expectations while learning about “Falcon Pride.” What exactly is “Falcon Pride?” Well simply put, it is...
A Few Facts
The DHS Freshman Academy started in 2003. The Academy is a separate building located east of the Main Campus. It developed around the concept of a small learning community. The Academy is a school-within-a-school for freshman students. Academy staff uses research-proven EDI instructional strategies to teach the curriculum as well as address their students' needs more personally. Teachers work in a collaborative environment and are committed to the learning of the students they share.
ü Increase academic achievement.
ü Increase number of 9th graders matriculating to 10th grade.
ü Increase student attendance.
ü Lower student dropout rate.
ü Increase student awareness of academic and career options.
ü Increase parent communication.
ü Increase passing rate on End of Course Exam.
ü Decrease amount of discipline referrals.
Goals met for the 2011-2012 school year: Yes
Let’s Get Started!
The first bell will ring daily at 7:50 am. All students are to be dropped off at the main campus parking lot. The school day ends at 3:11pm. Students may be picked up at the Freshman Academy. Buses drop off and pick up students in the main bus parking lot between the academy and the main campus.