9th Grade Exploratory

When applying for admission to DCTS, students are asked to submit a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choice as there is a limited number of spaces in each program in order to maintain a safe and effective learning environment. Each 9th grade students will visit all career areas available at DCTS during periods 7, 8, and 9.  Students will receive a grade for each program based on a consistent rubric. 

At the end of the exploratory period, students will apply for a final career program or academy of their choice. The final application will again include a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd program choice. Established criteria is used to select final placement into programs. Students will be placed in late November.

If a student is not accepted into his/her first choice of career, he or she may be placed on a waiting list so that if/when an opening becomes available that student may be considered. The Guidance office will notify students if a placement becomes available.


Welcome Information Link

What is Naviance "Do What You Are?"

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What is an IEP? Student Resource link

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9th Grade Exploratory Schedule 2020-2021

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