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,

We have a lot of amazing things happening here at North Delta! We are working hard every day to ensure that we offer the best opportunities for your students and for our school. As things evolve, I will do my best to keep you informed along the way. We update course offerings each year, usually in the spring, and we will post and/or email those out for you to view and discuss with your student. I keep track of credits for each student. I also push for each student to take some responsibility over their course options and paths because it requires them to set personal goals. We believe that setting goals helps students find purpose in what they are doing, and these important factors lead them to success. We are providing you with information regarding our graduation requirements and the graduation requirements for the Mississippi 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 North Delta graduation and the recommended College Prep Curriculum (CPC) for Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning admission requirements. 

Be on the lookout for emails that contain updates, as well as academic information and guidance.

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 school programs. North Delta offers guidance and assistance in each student’s future plans. We help students: 

  • Gain appropriate credits required for higher education 
  • Identify abilities, interests, and special aptitudes
  • Improve social and academic attitudes 
  • Understand the importance of maintaining consistent attendance
  • Obtain information on college entrance requirements and available scholarships
  • Explore trade school and workforce options
  • Learn self-awareness, responsibility, goal setting, and goal achievement
  • Make appropriate adjustments and positive decisions

College Prep Program

Our principal 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, algebra I and higher
  • 4 units of science, biology I and higher
  • 4 units of social studies: Mississippi studies/world geography, world history, United States history, government/economics 
  • 1 unit of technology
  • 1 unit of fine arts
  • 4 elective units

We recommend that all students in grades nine through twelve 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 junior and senior 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 7.5 academic units during one school year. 

Dual Enrollment
Thanks to our partnership with Northwest Mississippi Community College, we proudly offer the following dual-credit/dual-enrollment courses at North Delta. 
(* indicates the only courses offered to juniors) 

  • English Composition 101
  • English Composition 102
  • College Algebra
  • United States History 201*
  • United States History 202* 
  • Art Appreciation* 
  • Public Speaking

Courses taught on campus will be included in student GPAs, while online options will count as credit only (except for juniors who choose to take US History 201 and 202). We offer these higher-level courses to give students the opportunity to earn both high school and college credits at the same time. There are prerequisites to dual enrollment participation. We will discuss these individually prior to course registration.