Guidance

The path to your future starts now. Achieving your dreams does not happen by accident—it takes planning, preparation, and hard work to get there. We are here to help you find your individual path, because your success is our success.

Class Scheduling Information

Dear Parents,

It has been quite a busy first semester! We have a lot coming up this spring, and I will do my best to keep you informed along the way. Some things to start discussing with your student(s) are classes for next year. Over the next few weeks, we will post an updated course offering form so that you may view and decide the best track for your student. We are also providing you with information regarding our graduation requirements and the graduation requirements for the state institutions of higher learning.

Careful consideration should go into college and career plans when making decisions about which courses your student should take. Students must have 24 credits to meet ND graduation and the recommended College Prep Curriculum (CPC) for Mississippi institutions of higher learning admission requirements.

Be on the lookout for information on a spring meeting with me that explains GPAs, honors/non honors tracks, class rank, course weights, credits, dual enrollment, changes in course requirements, and more!

As always, I am here to help and happy to do so! If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to me by phone (662) 563-4536 or email.

Thank you for your continued support of our school.

Sincerely,

Betsy Hartley
Counselor

Guidance Services

It is our goal to help each student profit as much as possible from the school programs North Delta offers and to assist him or her in their plans for the future. We help students:

  • Select and outline a program of study
  • Identify their abilities, interests, and special aptitudes
  • Improve their social and academic attitudes
  • Understand the importance of maintaining good attendance at school
  • Obtain information on college entrance requirements and available scholarships
  • Understand themselves and their opportunities
  • Make appropriate adjustments and decisions to positively affect their future

College Prep Program

Our principle academic focus is ensuring  that graduates possess the tools they need to succeed at the next level of their educational pursuit. Our course offerings are tailored to meet or exceed the admission standards of most colleges and universities within the mid-south. At North Delta, we require a minimum of 24 credits to graduate.

Prior to graduation, every student within the college preparatory program at North Delta will complete:

  • 4 units of English
  • 4 units of math, including algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and pre-calculus
  • 4 units of science, including biology, chemistry, physics, and anatomy & physiology
  • 4 units of social studies, including American Government  
  • 2 units of a foreign language
  • 4 elective units

All students in grades 9–12 enroll in a minimum of six courses per year. Those courses must include math, English, science, and social studies. Courses taught in the eighth grade (but at the high school level) may receive graduation credit.

Honors Program

We also offer honors courses to students who would like a greater depth and acceleration of academic study. Starting with eighth grade math, these courses can lead to dual enrollment opportunities for college credit. No student may earn more than 7 ½ academic units during one school year.

Students who take chemistry must also be taking or have taken Algebra II. Students who take physics must have already taken Algebra I, Algebra II, and geometry. A passing grade in Biology I is required for students to take Advanced Biology.

Dual Enrollment
Thanks to our partnership with Delta State University, we proudly offer the following dual-credit/dual-enrollment courses at North Delta.

  • ENG 101
  • ENG 102
  • College Algebra
  • HIS 201
  • HIS 202

We offer each of these courses on our campus and give students the opportunity to earn both high school and college credit at the same time. Learn more on Delta State’s website.