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    • What Makes Dutch Fork So Special?

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      Dutch Fork High School is committed to the academic, social, mental, physical, and personal growth of our students.

      • In academics, Dutch Fork scored Excellent on the SC Annual Report Card and continues to implement instructional programs that successfully produce students who not only meet but exceed the Profile of the South Carolina Graduate. We have a strong STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Program that was awarded AdvancED STEM Certification and ranked as the 14th best STEM program in the nation by study.com. During the 2018-19 school year, Dutch Fork produced 5 National Merit Finalists, 45 Palmetto Fellows, 237 graduates who had GPAs of 3.0 or higher qualifying them for the Hope and Life Scholarships, and 282 students who earned a state scholarship. DFHS seniors received over $73,000,000 in scholarship offers. Dutch Fork's 2018 and 2019 AP scores were 2nd highest in the state. DFHS was ranked by US News and World Report and Niche among the nation's most academically rigorous and challenging high schools. Dutch Fork is a Professional Development School with the University of South Carolina, allowing for a close partnership of professional development with the university.

      • Our Cheerleading teams were 2017 and 2018 5A State Champions. Our Baseball team won it's first State Championship in 2019. Our Football team has won 3 State Championships in a row! ESPN chose Dutch Fork to be the first high school football team shown this season. Dutch Fork’s sports program affords students numerous opportunities to participate in competitive sports with an emphasis on developing students’ athletic abilities while supporting academic excellence.

      • Always reaching for distinction, our band, chorus, orchestra, drama, and dance students received superior ratings at all of their competitions, and the Dutch Fork ROTC Program was named a Top National Distinguished ROTC Unit. DFHS has 43 different sports teams and 56 different clubs for students to be involved.   

      • Dutch Fork is also home to the 2018-19 Lexington-Richland 5 Teacher of the Year, Ali Hendrick, whose constant implementation of best practices and creative teaching exemplifies the shared expectations of rigorous instruction by all of our teachers.