Dear Parents and Students,
Welcome to Douglas High School! It is my hope that the summer has given you time for some relaxation, rest, and family activities. Our teachers and administration are anticipating another exciting year, and are looking forward to meeting the newest members of the Bulldog family. As a professional learning community, we work hard to provide all students with a positive and enriching learning experience. I am honored to work with an amazing staff, dedicated to helping each student reach his or her greatest potential. Student academic success continues to be our number one goal. We are all committed to high quality, research-based best instructional practices.
Beginning this school year, Douglas High School and all schools in D.U.S.D. will implement a district-wide instructional program called “Beyond Textbooks” (BT). Vail Unified School District originally created BT which “unwraps” the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards (CCRS). BT also provides teachers with an instructional calendar and supplementary materials. It will help our teachers in planning effective lessons, with the essential questions, performance tasks, and assessment strategies designed to assist students in content mastery; and to measure student learning.
I look forward to working with our students, families, and staff to make this year successful. Please consider joining our P.T.S.O. this year! Our dedicated parents meet monthly, and are an integral part of our student activities.
If you are new to our learning community, please stop by so we may meet you. Here’s to a wonderful and successful new school year!
Dr. Andrea Overman