The Distinguished Scholars Academy is an academic recognition program at Hoover High School. Students may join if they have a 3.5 GPA or higher, take honors and/or AP classes in grades 10th-12th, complete volunteer hours & commit to college planning. Counselors serve as advisors for DSA.
Why join DSA?
If you meet the requirements, there are many reasons why you should join DSA. You will:
How do I become a member? General membership...
In general, students join DSA as incoming 9th graders. Initially, the middle school GPA has to be at least 3.8 to join the DSA co-hort. However, once students complete the fall/spring semester of high school, DSA students are required to maintain a 3.5 GPA or higher. Each year, 10th graders must take ONE AP/Honors class or a combination thereof and 11th-12th graders are required to take TWO AP/Honors classes each year. Students also must complete volunteer hours. Counselors invite qualifying students to join the academy. Email your counselor if you believe you qualify and would like to join.
What are the counselor's efforts?
Our efforts are to encourage DSA students to take a rigorous course of study, as well as to provide counseling, activities, and events that are designed to increase applying to attend a 4-year college directly from high school.
How do I maintain membership?
Maintain a 3.5 GPA, take AP/Honors classes, complete community service hours, attend DSA meetings.
It is the counselor's discretion at each grade level to determine attendance requirements and additional activities.
Note: Counselors will check GPA every semester. Students must maintain a 3.5 GPA or higher and meet all other requirements to continue in DSA.