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Local School Signature Programs

In addition to offering a comprehensive high school program, a number of high schools have created signature programs that integrate a specific focus or distinguishing theme with the skills, concepts, and instructional strategies of some portion of a school’s curriculum. The theme or focus becomes the vehicle for teaching the traditional high school curriculum in a fresh, interesting, and challenging way. In some cases, the school may adopt a school- wide signature focus. Some schools have also created themed academies to engage students through a small learning community approach.

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Developing interests and expertise

Making connections between school and possible college and career paths

Learning new skills


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High schools offering signature programs

Damascus High School

The Damascus Signature Program

This signature program uses career clusters as its organizational format. Developing new curriculum as well as integrating or blending current course offerings with a focus on activity-based projects is the program mission. The National Academy of Information Technology (AOIT) is incorporated into the signature program. Through the signature program, students better understand the cross-curricular aspect of learning as it relates to real-life experiences.

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This program is open to Damascus students, by application.


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