Guidance & Counseling

It is the mission of the Demopolis High School Guidance and Counseling program to offer a comprehensive approach to meet the developmental needs of our students.  Our goal is to provide our students with the opportunity to gain knowledge of themselves and others, to assist students in the planning of their careers, and to provide assistance to students in meeting their educational goals.

            Demopolis High School believes that the school guidance services are those parts of the educational program which emphasize the individual.  Guidance services are the focus of the school’s effort to provide educational experiences appropriate to each pupil’s need and level of development, thereby insuring maximum opportunity to learn and to be able to contribute to society.  Therefore, guidance is directed toward aiding each student to reach his/her maximum level of attainment; it is the students who determine primarily the nature of the services offered, whether they be personal, social, educational, or vocational.  This program is a part of the total school program that completes the continuous process that moved through the levels of instruction beginning in kindergarten.


Social and Emotional Assistance
The mission of the Demopolis City School System is to ensure that all children learn and will commit to all students achieving high standards of learning. In order to ensure that all children learn we work diligently on developing tools and processes to address social or emotional barriers. Students are encouraged to speak to their teachers or counselors when they are struggling or need help due to social or emotional barriers.  
2020 Local Scholarship Information- Deadline extended to April 24, 2020.  You may mail your applications to DHS 701 Hwy 80 W. Demopolis, Al. 36732 or  email completed applications to
Covid-19 Updated AP Info:  The updated test schedule is posted on Mrs. Pearson's web page.  Students may cancel AP exams by Thursday, April 16, 2020 without cancellation fees.  Contact your AP teacher with questions.
ACT Online Prep- Juniors were given one year of free ACT online prep by the ALSDE.  In order to use ACT Online Prep, 11th grade students can go to and log in using their dcsstu email account and the password Tigers20 if they have not created a new one.  Also, any student who has created an ACT account and registered to take the test using a fee waiver should have received an email from ACT giving them free access to the ACT online prep program.
March2Success is a free online test prep tool provided by the US Military.  The test prep materials are helpful in preparing for the ACT and ASVAB tests.
ACT Covid-19 Updates
Visit for testing updates and resources that are available to students during this time.  Resources include information on rescheduling the ACT test and free practice tests.  There are two Free Kaplan Live Online ACT Test Prep events.  An online ACT Prep class will be held Saturday, April 18 and an online ACT Bootcamp on Wednesday, April 29.

University of West Alabama Dual Enrollment

The following courses are offered on the DHS campus for Dual Enrollment credit through UWA:

DHS Course

UWA Fall

UWA Spring

Cost Per UWA Class

AP Eng Language



*ACT Eng 19+


$400 per class

AP US History




$400 per class

Honors PreCalculus



*ACT Math 20+


$400 per class

Theater 1




$400 per class





$400 per class

Admissions Requirements:


ACT Comp 19+

GPA 3.0+




The completed UWA dual enrollment application is located in the blue tab on the right and on the UWA link below.  It must be returned by mail to Demopolis High School at 701 Hwy. 80 West by Friday, May 22, 2020.  Payment information is located in the Dual Enrollment Applications Instructions page of the Dual Enrollment Application.