Dreher Achieves an "A" on Federal Report Card

According to the 2014 Federal Accountability System, Dreher has once again achieved an "A."  See the SC Department of Education website for details.  Congratulations to our hard-working students and staff.

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The Alma Mater

In honor of Dreher's 75th Anniversary, the 2013-2014 Dreher chorus under the direction of N. Walter Graham has recorded Dreher's Alma Mater.

Calendars and Schedules

2015-2016 Daily Schedule
   Yearly AB Schedule

      Sports                    Visual and Performing Arts

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Dreher's Academic Decathlon Team is 4th in Nation!

Congratulations to our Academic Decathlon team for finishing fourth in our division at the national competition in Anchorage, Alaska.  The team is coached by math teachers Christina Murphy and Linda Williams and was accompanied by Guidance Counselor Kevin Kirkley.

For a rundown on the competition, 

Congratulations to senior AP Art student Emily Shimizu.  She was awarded the Gordon and Regan McAndrew award at the District's annual Visual Arts Exhibit for her piece entitled Warm and Cool Larvae.


Eight of Jennifer Gorlewski's Art students displayed pieces from their AP portfolios at the annual AP Art Gallery in the main lobby at Dreher on April 28.

To see the eight students and their work, click here.

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(L) and Cam Jones (R) enjoyed competing at Special Olympics.  Dreher fielded a team of seven students, six from the class of Rebecca Smith-Hill and a guest competitor from Sandra Savage's class.

For more photos from the day, see the photo album.

Four Homes in Columbia Needed for Spanish Exchange Students
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Wouldn't it be great to practice your Spanish this summer? ¿Si?

Four high school students from Spain are eager to spend the month of July with you and your family in Columbia.  For details about the program, click here and visit the Speak and Travel Facebook page.

Parents, are your children returning to Dreher next year?  

If so, please confirm your enrollment information using PowerSchool's Parent Portal.  There is a link to the Parent Portal on the Dreher homepage: 

and a link to Parent Portal instructions under Parent Resources, across the top of the homepage.   

The instructions  for confirming your enrollment information for the 2016-2017 were mailed home in April, but can also be viewed here.  If you have never established your account on ParentPortal, follow the steps described here.

You have until May 31 to verify your enrollment information online.

The SC Board of Education has adopted a new ten-point grading system for high school students beginning with the 2016-2017 school year.  Read about the change in an article in ColaDaily.

Free eye exams and glasses

Gift certificates for free eye exams and glasses will be donated to 3,000 families in Richland One thanks to a partnership between the district, Reading Is Fundamental, Inc. (RIF) and VSP Vision Care.  For details...


The Broughton Family Still Needs Your Help

Our guitar teacher, Ben Broughton, and his family are struggling with a very difficult diagnosis.

For details on how you can help...

Where do you support Dreher?  Email us your photos and we'll share.  Take a look here...

Past announcements are kept in the Announcement Archive

Recent Honors and Awards

Blue Devil Mechanics are Semifinalists in Huntsville, AL

Congratulations to the Blue Devil Mechanics, Dreher's Robotics Team.  They were semifinalists in the Rocket City Regional Competition in Huntsville, Alabama.  View scenes from this successful weekend, and revisit scenes from February's competition at Myrtle Beach.

Five Seniors Receive National Recognition

Congratulations to five high-achieving seniors who have received recognition as National Commended Scholars.  From left to right they are Max Craighead, Carina Tuel, Madison Hrin, Hadley McCollester and Samantha McClain.

Six National Merit Semifinalists Announced

Dreher is so proud to congratulate six seniors named as "National Merit Semifinalists:"  (left to right) Ethan Gibson, Emily Tuten, Kelly Sharpe, Emily Cross, Mallory Johnson, and Emily Shimizu.

Fewer than one percent of the nation's seniors are named Semifinalists.  Details of the process are in the National Merit Scholarship Corporation's press release.

Upcoming Events

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Thursday, May 5
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AP Calculus AB
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
report to room 132 by 7:45
Extended time to Media Center
AP Calculus BC
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
report to room 208 by 7:45
AP Studio Art
1:40 PM
Principal's Conference Room
Spring Guitar Concert
7:00 PM

From the Principal

I am excited to announce, along with Richland School District One and the College Board, that Dreher High School has been selected to participate in the College Board's AP Capstone Diploma Program. The AP Capstone Diploma Program focuses on the inquiry, research, and writing skills crucial for success in college and careers.

To implement the program, Dreher will offer an AP Seminar in the fall 2016 and an AP Research course in the following year. These courses are in addition to the score of AP courses currently being offered to our students.

We are honored to be one of South Carolina's first schools to offer this innovative program, which will better prepare our diverse student population for college and career success and which will continue Dreher's proud tradition by expanding access to challenging course work and the development of important skills in accordance with our mission.

The mission of Dreher High School mirrors that of Richland County School District One: We are Dreher High School, a leader in transforming through education, empowering all students to achieve their potential and dreams.

Our vision is that Dreher High School, by maintaining a safe, caring environment and providing a rigorous education, will prepare every student to be a successful, contributing citizen in a global society.

Dreher believes that:

  • Rigorous education in academics, the arts, athletics, and service is the core of a vibrant community.
  • Embracing diversity enriches a community.
  • Individuals learn in different ways.
  • Individual learning is a result of opportunity, a healthy lifestyle, and effort.
  • Personal responsibility and accountability are essential for a successful community.
  • Character matters; honesty, integrity, service and mutual respect are vital.
  • Students, teachers, staff, families, and community members are stakeholders in education.
  • A safe and supportive environment is essential to the growth and success of all individuals.
  • The services that Dreher High School provides contribute to a holistic approach to learning.