(Visits are during Dane Time or lunch)
Sept. 6th - Vanderbilt University - 1:15
Sept. 12th - Augusta University - Lunch Visit
Sept. 22nd - University of Oklahoma - 10:09
Oct. 6th - Purdue University - 10:09
Oct. 18th - Georgia Gwinnett College - 1:15
Oct. 25th - Ohio State University - 1:15
Oct. 27th - Salve Regina University - 1:15
Nov. 8th - University of Kentucky - 10:09
Nov. 8th - University of Alabama - 1:15
Nov. 17th - University of Toledo - 10:09
Jan. 12th - Yale University - 1:15
Jan 26th - Georgia Gwinnett College - 1:15
Feb. 7th - UAB - 1:15
Feb. 15th - Mississippi State University - Lunch Visit
Feb. 28th - Georgia State University - 10:09
March 23rd - GA Southwestern State - Lunch Visit
March 28th - University of Kentucky - 1:15
Summer School- Credit Recovery Options
Will your student fail a core course? Summer School Information is available.
The following student registration options are available for students this summer at Otwell Middle School from June 5th-June 29th:
- Session A (9:00a-12:00p)- Math credit recovery (GSE Algebra I, GSE Geometry, GSE Algebra II, Pre-calculus, Statistical Reasoning, and AMDM)
- Session B (12:30pm-3:30pm)- ELA/Science/Social Studies credit recovery (9th Lit, 10th Lit, American Lit, World History, US History, Economics, American Government, Physical Science, Biology, Earth Systems and Environmental Science)
Students may sign up for a maximum of two courses to recover- one from the first session Math Academy and/or one course from the afternoon ELA/Social Studies/Science options.
If you have questions about summer school, reach out to your student’s teacher or counselor at DHS.
To register, click here: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=ucFBvII3AkSp4r-McSVXkLaZxsmBlkhBpreipx6rOjZUQkgySFRJSzNVSDg3MkJFVTAzTjVCNU1YSC4u
Summer Registration is now open and will run through Friday May, 26. The following link has important information for FVA Summer 2023: click here. Taking online courses through Forsyth Virtual Academy is a great way to utilize the summer break! Doing so can open up your schedule for other courses down the line while also allowing you to get ahead. The courses are created and taught by our fantastic Forsyth County teachers, so you can feel confident about the quality of instruction, the level of service you will receive, and the ease of communication and access to your teachers.
2023 FVA Summer School Dates
Summer School runs for 6 weeks. Courses start on Wednesday, May 31 and end on Wednesday, July 12.
* FVA Summer Courses are offered to rising 9-12 th graders ONLY. This includes current 8 th graders that will be attending High School next year.
For students that are rising 4th-9th graders, we do offer a non-credit STEAM Camp as well.
2023 FVA Summer School Course Offerings
Course, Credit (units), Cost, Notes
Geometry A, .5, $247.50, bridge course, students must have Algebra I credit on transcript
Personal Fitness, 0.5, $247.50, graduation requirement
Health, 0.5, $247.50, graduation requirement
American Government, 0.5, $247.50, graduation requirement
Personal Finance and Economics, 0.5, $247.50, graduation requirement
Spanish III, 1.0, $495.00, rigor course
Introduction to Healthcare Science, 1.0, $495.00, elective pathway
Visual Arts I, 1.0, $520, elective pathway (includes required art kit)
Spanish II, 1.0, $495.00
Introduction to Software Technology, 1.0, $495, elective pathway
Forensic Science, 1.0, $495.00, rigor course
STEAM Camp, non-credit bearing camp available to rising 4th-9 th graders, $ 199 (includes circuit playground kit)
Payment Information : Payment processing will be through Student Portal and transactions will incur a flat processing fee of $7.50.
You will need a computer and reliable internet access. You will need a way to record videos (webcam, phone, etc.) For Personal Fitness, you will need to have a simple fitness tracker that can track steps (pedometer, Fit Bit, smartphone/ device, etc.)
Thank you for choosing Forsyth Virtual Academy! Please don't hesitate to email me with questions or concerns!
Drew Hayes, Principal, Forsyth Virtual Academy
Medallions (Medallion Forms are due March 3rd, 2023)
Senior students are eligible to earn a medallion at graduation in the following areas: advanced academic, fine arts, foreign language, and/or career tech. To earn a medallion, students must be a member of an honor society and have completed at least 3 courses within their area of completion, as well as additional requirements located here. . If a student qualifies for a medallion in multiple areas, they will receive a “pin” for each additional pathway. Students will only receive 1 medallion.
If you plan to apply for a Pathway Medallion in Spring, please note that the Community Service project is required this year. You can use project/volunteer hours that have been completed for other service areas. You will be required to document the work and hours completed and have the service hours signed off by the supervising adult (coordinator).
Please note the minimum hours required per pathway medallion:
Advanced Academic – 10 hours
World Language- 10 hours
Fine Arts – 20 hours
Career Tech – 40 hours
*** The pathway medallion forms are virtual this year. They can be completed here: https://forms.office.com/r/5dBVUdkeCG .
More information HERE
Internship Forsyth Applications are now OPEN. Below is a link to sign up for a 23-24 Internship Information Session! I plan to visit all 2nd and 3rd year pathway classrooms to show a presentation explaining the application process, as well as answer any questions students may have.
This is for 2nd and 3rd year pathway students only.
Link to Internship Overview Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DG1NndKFVfE&feature=youtu.be
Link to Internship Overview Slide: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Ox3up6CaQB8eoikLD3wXIZ1KIBjMCTJK87e8mbufEn0/edit?usp=sharing
Link to Job Board/Resume/Cover Letter/Interview Information: https://www.forsyth.k12.ga.us/Page/40007
QR Code for 23-24 Internship Application: Deadline is January 30th
We're celebrating fall all week by waiving our application fee for fall 2023 first-year and transfer applicants beginning tomorrow, September 21, through September 28. We invite you to fall in love with Georgia College and take advantage of our free application period.
Here are just a few reasons why students always fall for Georgia College:
- We have over 150 student organizations on campus that make it easy to get involved!
- U.S. News & World Report ranks us as #7 for Best Public University and #8 for Most Innovative University in the South.
- The historic Georgia College campus looks just like a movie set. Visit us to see for yourself.
- GCSU is test optional for students with a 3.2 GPA or higher on the Georgia Required High School curriculum.
Your application must be submitted between Wednesday, September 21 at 12 a.m. EST and Wednesday, September 28 at 11:59 p.m. EST to qualify for the application fee waiver. View all of the application materials and details on how to use a fee waiver at gcsu.edu/applynow.
PSAT Test Day--Wednesday, Oct 12, 2022
The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT) is a great tool for students considering college. The PSAT/NMSQT measures critical reading skills, math problem-solving skills and writing skills. Denmark High School recommends that students take the PSAT/NMSQT in order to receive feedback about strengths and weaknesses, enter the competition for National Merit Scholar scholarships (11th graders) and to help prepare for the SAT.
For the 2022 PSAT/NMSQT, 9th and 11th grade students at Denmark High School will be registering online. This registration will take a few minutes and can be completed from any computer with internet access. The test administration date is Wed, Oct 12, 2022.
Online Exam registration will end on Tue, Sep 13, 2022 at 11:00 PM. In order to register, students should click here: www.TotalRegistration.net/PSAT/111000. To complete registration, students must answer all of the required questions. Registration is not complete until students have printed the pdf of the confirmation page that is provided at the end. ONLY 9th and 11th graders need to register. ALL 10th graders are automatically registered by the state and their test is paid for by the state.
Denmark High School is excited to offer families the convenience of paying exam fees online at the time of registration. Please be sure to have a debit or credit card available before beginning registration. Paying online is a great way to make sure that payment has been made while avoiding mailing payment.
Here are the important dates for the registration process:
- Mon, Aug 15, 2022 at 8:00 AM - Registration Begins
- Tue, Sep 13, 2022 at 11:00 PM - Registration Ends
- Tue, Sep 13, 2022 - Registrations that have not been paid for will be canceled and exams will not be ordered.
All home-schooled students will take the PSAT test at East Forsyth High School – please contact them.
All FVA students will take the test at their home school.
Please email Kim Geralds if you have questions or need financial assistance.
U.S. Senate Youth Program
The United States Senate Youth Program sends two delegates from every state to spend a week in Washington, D.C., where they study our government firsthand. There is also a $10,000 college scholarship for each delegate.
Congratulations 2022 Georgia Delegates!
Delegate: Ms. Mary Margaret Barbee, Augusta Preparatory Day School
Delegate: Darrese T'sijon Williams, Georgia Cyber Academy
Alternate: Lillian Christyne Thomas, Putnam County High School
Alternate: Mark Vincent Zimmer, Carrollton High School
Georgia's United States Senate Youth Program will be due October 7, 2022. Any Georgia high school junior or senior may apply to participate in the United States Senate Youth Program, provided they meet the criteria and secure signatures from their principal and school counselor. School counselors/USSYP coordinators who receive requests for the application from students should direct them to the application on this page (you may use short URL gadoe.org/USSYP) once posted.
High school juniors and seniors who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply:
- Must serve in an elected or appointed position representing a constituency during the current (2022-2023) school year – additional information on qualifying positions is included below.
- Will be attending high school in Georgia through spring 2023.
- The week of March 4-11, 2023, selected students will be required to completely block the timeframe of the program and attend all events in order to serve as delegates and receive the scholarship.
- Must have proof of U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residence (this is a requirement of the national program).
Students must hold one of the following elected or appointed positions during the 2022-2023 school year.
- Student Body President
- Student Body Vice President
- Student Body Secretary
- Student Body Treasurer
- Student Council Representative
- Class President
- Class Vice President
- Class Secretary
- Class Treasurer
- Student representative elected or appointed (by a panel, commission, or board) to a district-, regional-, or state-level civic or educational organization approved by the state selection administrator.
**Deadline to request a virtual course for the 22/23 school year is July 11**
If there is an error found in a student's schedule, please complete the Schedule Correction Form that will open July 26th at 8:00 am. Schedule correction requests should only be submitted for one of the following reasons:
- Student has already earned credit in the course.
· Student has not met the course prerequisites.
· A course is listed twice in a student's schedule.
· A student has a period in their schedule with no assigned course or FVA/DE/GAVS/IE2 placeholder.
· A senior needs a specific class to graduate.
- A student needs a course to complete a pathway (schedule will be changed if there is space in the requested class).
The link to the Schedule Correction Request Form will also be posted on the DHS website and in the DHS Student Course in itsLearning. We will be processing course requests in the order that they are received through the form. DO NOT email you individual counselor or administrator with schedule change requests as this causes further delay for all students. Please remember that we do not change schedules to accommodate teacher preferences. The deadline to submit schedule correction requests is August 12th at 4pm. When a schedule correction request is denied, a counselor will contact the student and/or parent directly.
If you are taking a Dual Enrollment course, it is imperative that you provide your counselor with a copy of your college schedule immediately. We will do our best to schedule your Dual Enrollment and DHS courses without any conflicts. Please note DHS courses and availability will take priority as our focus is meeting state graduation requirements.
Dane Time will be replacing tutorial this year on student’s even school days. Students will have 2, 40 minute sessions on these days to participate in tailored lessons, move to other teachers rooms to remediate work, participate in study sessions, and/or wellness activities. We will be sharing more information about Dane Time soon!
If you are scheduled in an IE2 period (only juniors/seniors on track for graduation), please note that you MUST leave campus during the scheduled period. You cannot stay in the building unattended in common areas. We will remove IE2 if you are unable to arrange transportation to come in late or leave daily. You must also complete the 2022-2023 IE2 Contract if you have not already done so. If you do not complete turn this form in to the counseling office by August 8th at 4:00 pm, IE2 will be removed from your schedule, and you will be scheduled in face-to-face classes.
As a reminder, students taking a GAVS, FVA or Dual Enrollment courses are required to be off campus during their assigned period. These classes will be scheduled at the beginning or end of the day. The only exception to students being allowed to remain on campus during their virtual period is if a student is taking a virtual course that is NOT offered face to face at Denmark (ex. Intro to Healthcare, American Sign Language, Japanese, Latin, etc.). Students taking a course virtually because it is not available face to face will be scheduled into a virtual 1st or 7th period. If you completed a GAVS course over the summer, please sign and date a printed copy of your GAVS transcript and send it to our registrar, Mrs. Santiago at email@example.com. If your summer course is a prerequisite for the course you wish to take in the fall, the course must be posted to the transcript in order for you to remain in the next course in sequence.
Forsyth County Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, or gender in employment decisions or educational programs and activities.