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Close to the heart of Dripping Springs, Texas, this high school is more than just a place for textbooks and exams. It’s a hub of innovation, sportsmanship, and community spirit!! The high school campus is located at 940 US-290, Dripping Springs, TX 78620.
Ready for Friday Night Lights anyone? Let’s dive in and explore what makes this school truly one-of-a-kind (and rated an A+ by niche.com for Austin area high schools!).
The Numbers Game: Student Count 2023
First things first, let’s talk numbers. With a student count of 2,514 for the year 2023, Dripping Springs High School is buzzing with youthful energy and diverse talents. Class sizes range from 23-30.
Safety First: The SRO Initiative
When it comes to safety, Dripping Springs High School leaves no stone unturned. Through a contract with the Hays County Sheriff’s Department, School Resource Officers (SROs) are always present on campus. This ensures a safe and secure environment where students can focus on what’s important—learning, growing and making life long memories!
In Texas…we love our sports!
Are you an aspiring athlete or just someone who loves to stay active? Well, you’re in luck! The school offers a ton of sports, including:
- Cross Country
And speaking of volleyball, let’s give a roaring shoutout to the DSHS team for winning the state championship last year! Way to go, Tigers! Click HERE to view more info on sports at Dripping Springs High School!
Looking for Lacrosse? It’s not on the roster, but it is a “club” in the school! So if you are wanting to play then you’re in luck!
The Tiger Shack: Where Business Meets Brew
Now, let’s switch gears and talk about something that’ll perk you right up—coffee! The Tiger Shack is a student-run coffee shop tied to the Business Entrepreneurship class. Open to upper-classmen who have completed the prerequisite courses and passed the application process, this shop serves as a real-world business laboratory. From lattes to seasonal favorites, the Tiger Shack has got your caffeine cravings covered. Follow their instagram HERE.
Foodie Alert: Flores Taco Shop & Cafeteria Choices
Many students kickstart their day with breakfast tacos from Flores Taco Shop on HWY 290 right down the street from the high school (it’s a local hot spot for breakfast!). But that’s not all! The school cafeteria offers a range of mouth-watering options:
- Fresh Express (build-your-own sandwich)
- Italian Line (pizza and pasta galore)
- Regular Hot Lunch Line
- Frozen Yogurt/Snack Line
Advanced Placement and Dual Credit: A Head Start on College
If you’re looking to challenge yourself academically, Dripping Springs High School has got you covered with a range of Advanced Placement (AP) and Dual Credit courses.
Dual Credit and Dual Enrollment
The school offers access to both dual credit and dual enrollment right on campus. Dual credit classes are taught by Austin Community College (ACC) instructors, starting as early as ninth grade. This means you can earn both high school and college credit simultaneously. How cool is that?
But wait, there’s more! Dual enrollment classes are a collaborative effort between DSISD teachers and professors from the University of Texas. Again, you can earn both high school and college credit. Click HERE for more info!
Financials and Support
The best part? Currently, there’s no cost for enrolling in these programs if they’re completed on the DSHS campus. However, students taking ACC classes will need to purchase textbooks. If you decide to enroll in classes at ACC, the cost is $150 per course, plus textbooks. And don’t worry about the nitty-gritty; high school counselors, along with ACC counselors, are there to guide you through the registration process, TSI testing, and course enrollment.
Clubs Galore: Find Your Tribe
Whether you’re into Anime or aspire to be the next grandmaster in Chess, DSHS has a club for you! Here’s a sneak peek into the student-led clubs you can join:
- Anime Club
- Chess Club
- Gen Zion Bible Study
- Crochet Club
- Honey Bee Club
- Speech and Debate
- Video Game Development
- and MORE! Click HERE for a full list of student led clubs in Dripping Springs High School.
Earn Certifications and Get Career-Ready
If you’re looking to get a head start on your career, DSHS offers a variety of certifications you can earn while still in high school. Here are some options:
- Floral Design Certification
- Real Estate License
- Vet Tech Certification
- Microsoft Tech Certification
- Emergency Telecommunicator Certification
- and MORE! Click HERE for a full list of certifications available at DSHS!
We’ve already touched on the basics, the sports, and the academic opportunities, but hold onto your hats because we’re about to explore the extensive range of electives that can spark your passion or even kickstart your future career. Ready? Let’s go!
The Elective Extravaganza: A World of Choices
At Dripping Springs High School, the sky’s the limit when it comes to electives. Whether you’re an animal lover, a tech geek, or an aspiring entrepreneur, there’s something for everyone. Here’s a rundown of just a few electives you can dive into:
- Animal Science
- Real Estate
- Floral Design
- Auto Tech
- Audio Technology
- Graphic Design
- Political Science
And that’s just scratching the surface! With such a diverse range of electives, you can mix and match to create a high school experience that’s uniquely you. Want to see the entire course list? Click HERE to view it!
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