Rising Juniors and Seniors CCP through Durham Tech will be offering 4 new CTE Pathways!  Students interested in studying Natural Hair Care, becoming a Manicurist, an Esthetician (hair removal, skin care, and make-up), or a BioWork Technician. Please see Mrs. Settle if you would like to apply.  

FREE Online Homework Help & Tutoring

Important Dates & Information

*Credit by Demonstrated Mastery summer testing registration is open until Friday, June 10th.  Credit by Demonstrated Mastery is a two-phase process by which students can earn credit for a course by demonstrating a deep understanding and mastery of application of content standards prior to taking the course. Students who successfully complete CDM receive a pass/fail grade and course credit.

  • High School Students: All DPS high school students are eligible to request an opportunity to earn credit through CDM.

  • Middle School Students: All DPS middle school students may request a CDM opportunity for any high school course offered at the middle school level.

For more information on CDM, including the application process, testing windows, and deadlines, please visit Advanced Academics – Credit by Demonstrated Mastery  /   CDM Summer Flyer.



*Calling all Juniors!!  The Emily K Center is set to offer a summer intensive college prep class June 21st-July 1st.  If you are interested in getting a head start on how to complete your FAFSA, Residency Determination application, how to create an intriguing college essay, and narrowing down your college application list this is the program for you!  Please use the link below to register by May 23rd and see Mrs. Settle if you have any questions.


*Sophomores and Juniors interested in participating in the Career and College Program, CCP, at Durham Tech please contact Mr. DeSantis at desantisa@durhamtech.edu to get information on the upcoming info sessions.  You must attend an info session to participate in the program.  If you have any questions please see Mrs. Settle.

*The Emily K Center is offering free assistance to students and parents in need of help with completing the FAFSA and the RDS application.    Please visit Emily K Center's College Game Plan to help your student with FREE ACT/SAT prep, college application assistance, and more! Click the button below for more information about the program and click the link to set up an appointment. (Services are available for Spanish speaking families)


The Durham County Public Library has free online tutoring every day from 2pm-11pm through the brainfuse program.  Families can also request Spanish support if needed.  Please click the link below to register!


NHS Peer Tutoring

If you are in need of help with your assignments please consider using your peers here at school!  The National Honor Society has students throughout the day as well as in-person and virtually after school ready to assist.  Please use the link below to sign up for available times. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c044eaeae23a5f49-national

The student services office houses your high school counselor, middle school counselor, school nurse and testing coordinator. We are here to help support our students socially, emotionally and academically during their time at SCS.  This website to help high school students and parents easily access information, schedule appointments, and stay up to date on upcoming activities and deadlines. 

Options for 13-18 yr. olds

Durham Parks and Rec locations offering support for older students.  They can go just in the afternoons from 2:30 – 5:30 or they can go all day from 8:30 – 1:30. Maybe it would help some students get some school work done if they were to get out of the house a little.  

*PARENTS please follow the link below for valuable resources on communicating with your students about COVID-19.  I want everyone to stay safe and informed.  I miss my students and I hope to see them soon!  

Audacity Labs is pleased to announce that starting next week, all DPS high schoolers can schedule tutoring with Duke students for support with math and literacy on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Tutoring will take place over zoom through four, 30min slots on these evenings from 6:30pm-8:30pm. These sessions are entirely free in pursuit of providing the needed academic support for success in a virtual environment.

*Any seniors interested in pursing a career in education/teaching our Durham Public Schools HR department is spearheading a program that will support students with college applications. Please click the link below to register.  

*Updated SAT testing information

*Updated ACT testing information


*Students and families in need of conflict resolution services to include, parent-teen conflicts, roommate/shared living conflicts, neighbor-neighbor conflicts, Co-parenting mediation (and more) please reach out to the Conflict Resolution Center.  They are providing remote services at no or low cost through video or teleconference.  Please click the link below for more information

*Students and parents please check out the preview of CFNC.org's new next generation website.  This is one of my absolute favorite websites to gain information on your future plans. 

Young Men of Excellence Program is a free college readiness and career preparation program for young men of color from ages 11-17.  For more information click the link below 

*If your student is in need of mental health services please click the link below for referral information

Durham Tech College Liason

High school students our Durham Tech college liason, Adam DeSantis

(desantisa@durhamtech.edu) will be on campus monthly to help students with the college application and enrollment process.  He is also available to speak with students and parents interested in the Career and College Promise (CCP) dual enrollment program.

Emily K College Advisor

We are happy to welcome Christina Villegas to our SCS team.  She will join us as the Emily K college advisor for all high school students.  She will be on campus at least once a week and will also be meeting with students in the classrooms to help with college prep starting in the 9th grade.  If any student or parent would like to meet with Ms. Villegas please contact Mrs. Settle to schedule an appointment.  Students may also visit the Emily K Center Mon-Thurs from 4-7pm.


CLEP (the College-Level Examination Program®) offers 34 exams that cover intro-level college course material. With a passing score on one CLEP exam, you could earn three or more college credits at more than 2,900 U.S. colleges and universities.