Change For a Change

The change drive was a big hit for DeSoto County this Saturday! McDonald's, Arcadia Police Department and the DeSoto County Education Foundation partnered together to raise money for a scholarship fund. Just over $1200 was donated in 8 hours!!!  As customers showed up at McDonald's for their morning coffee or afternoon snack, they donated loose change from their pockets and … Continue reading Change For a Change

2017 Scholarships Available

Last May, several members of the DHS Class of 2016 walked out of the Turner Agri-Civic Center with more money than they had when they walked in. Scholarships totaling $682,690 were awarded to members of the class by local businesses, local service organizations, local civic organizations and in memory of local residents. Several colleges, universities, the Merchant Marines and Take Stock in Children also provided many … Continue reading 2017 Scholarships Available

Honoring the Top 10%

On April 28th, the DeSoto County Education Foundation hosted a dinner and recognition event for the Top 10% of the DHS Class of 2016.  This is such a great group of young people from our community.  Thank you to Suncoast Credit Union for their support by being a Platinum Sponsor for this event!

Scholarship “change” exceeds expectations!

The 1st year of the “Change for a Change” Scholarship exceeded all expectations and because of loyal and generous McDonald's customers, $1,700.01 was donated to the new scholarship fund on Saturday, March 26th Applications for the scholarship will be available on the high school website tomorrow and students will have until April 12th to complete the process. Thanks to the … Continue reading Scholarship “change” exceeds expectations!

Thank you for donating!

Thank you for donating your change for a scholarship project with the Arcadia Police Department, McDonald's and the DeSoto County Education Foundation! Our DHS graduates are the ones who benefit from your generosity!  We will make a "Change for a Change" in the life of students!!!  Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Attention Seniors and Parents/Guardians of Seniors graduating in 2016

Do you have questions regarding the Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA) also known as the Bright Futures Application, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and/or scholarships? Ms. Padgett, the Graduation Coach will be having open office hours for a Financial Aid Frenzy on Thursday, February 25th and Tuesday, March 1st from 3:30 p.m. … Continue reading Attention Seniors and Parents/Guardians of Seniors graduating in 2016

Motorola STEM Solutions Project at DHS

More than 100 students at DHS will have the opportunity to learn and apply STEM skills beyond the classroom through a Motorola Solutions Foundations grant.  Project Robo was created last year with the sponsorship of Mosaic and is being continued and expanded for the 2015-16 school year.

College Application Week at DeSoto County High School

During the month of October and the 1st first week of November, the Graduation Coach at DHS has been meeting with Seniors one-on-one and in groups to assist them with their college application process.  "The application process is challenging for all students and being able to work with the students in this manner simplifies the process, " … Continue reading College Application Week at DeSoto County High School