We strive to accomplish these goals by doing the following:
● Help each new student feel at home in the school with new teachers and friends.
● Individual conferences are available to each student when he/she or a teacher deems it necessary.
● A testing program designed to help students learn as much as possible about his/her capabilities is performed.
● Any teacher, administrator, or the College/Career Counselor welcomes the opportunity to speak with any student or parent.
Helpful Hints & Links
Report Card Recognition Policy
The 10 Point Grading Scale as adopted by the South Carolina Department of Education
Exam Exemption Policy (Exam Schedule)
Student Guide for the PSAT 8/9
The PSAT8/9 is administered each fall to the 8th & 9th grade students to prepare them for the SAT.
Student Guide for the PSAT/NMSQT
The PSAT/MNSQT is administered each fall to the 10th & 11th grade students to prepare them for the SAT.
Student Guide for the SAT
The purpose of the SAT is to measure a high school student's readiness for college. The SAT provides a globally recognized admission test that demonstrates a student's knowledge and how well they can apply that knowledge. It is a common data point that can be used to compare all applicants.
Register for the SAT Students may use this link to register for the SAT (it is not administered at DCS).
It is recommended that students take the SAT beginning in the spring of their junior year to allow them to reach their personal goal by the completion of their senior year in high school.
Please use these SAT & PSAT Student Guides to study, for reference, and for practice.
Stanford Testing is administered each spring to the Kindergarten through 7th grade students.
Isaac L. Dunlap and Maxine D. McIntyre
Mary McAllister Memorial Scholarship
McLeod Medical Center Auxiliary; Chellis Ellis and David H. Shuttleworth
McLeod Regional Medical Center Scholarship
Ruby Newhall Anchor Service Award
Dillon County Junior Charity League
DAR Daughters of the American Revolution
College Foundation of North Carolina
Eastern Carolina Community Foundation Scholarships
Carolyn Cottingham Scholarship (2023)
Jacob Stagg Memorial Scholarship (2023)
Finklea Hendrick Blake Law Office (2023)