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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What You Need to Do This Summer

For details, click above.

Freshman and New Student Orientation Scheduled for August 11-12

Will you be attending Dreher for the first time this fall?  If so, welcome to the Dreher family.  To see what we have in store for you,

Cross Country Team Plans Summer Camp in Mountains

Cross country runners are busy this summer:  

Summer conditioning
 meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 7:00-8:15 AM, except during the week of July 4-8.  

Summer camp
in the mountains at Table Rock is scheduled for August 7-11.

For all the details,

Seniors:  Select a Sitting on Friday, August 5, for Your Senior Portrait

Legacy Studios will be at Dreher on Friday, August 5, to take your senior portrait.  To schedule your sitting at a time of your choosing, visit the Legacy Studio Website.  Download a flyer with details.

Summer Reading Assignments for ALL English Classes

All students who will attend Dreher in the 2016-2017 school year, including rising ninth graders, are expected to complete summer reading assignments prior to the start of the new school  year.

Here's a link to all the assignments, based upon the class you will be taking in the fall.

Summer Reading Assignment for AP Human Geography

Click here to download the complete assignment

Summer Reading Assignment for AP European History
The summer reading assignment for AP European History is Peasant Fires: The Drummer of Niklashausen.

Click here
 to download your instructions. 

Will you be taking AP US History in the 2016-2017 school year?

If so, here's the book you must read this summer to prepare for your assignment:

Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation, by Joseph Ellis
Publisher:  Vintage Books [Random House] (February 2002)
ISBN:  9780375705243

Your summer assignment and
general information about next
year's class will be on Edmodo.  
If you did not receive the group
enrollment code from Mrs.Lumpkin,
contact Mrs. Rose or Mr. Kirkley
for our class Edmodo code.

Summer 2016 Opportunities

Be sure you stay informed about summer opportunities (jobs, camps, credit recovery summer school).  Check out our links under Student Resources.

Here's a link to the Dreher Extended Year Summer Program and Credit Recovery Program

Parents, are your children returning to Dreher for 2016-2017 school year?  

If so, please confirm your enrollment information using PowerSchool's Parent Portal.  

If Parent Portal is unavailable, you must visit the school to complete a packet of forms confirming your registration.  If you address is not correct on our records, be sure to bring along proof of your address.

For details on using Parent Portal,

Will you be parking on campus next year?

Students who are planning to park on campus next year must complete the Alive @ 25 Safe Driving Course this summer.  The course will be offered from 9 AM - 1:30 PM on August 4, 9 and 11 at the Lyon Street Teleconference Center.  Register online.


Four Seniors Awarded National Merit Scholarships

Congratulations to Emily Cross, Mallory Johnson, Emily Shimizu and Emily Tuten on being awarded National Merit Scholarships.  See the article on the Richland One website.

Sophomore Shayon Ghoshroy's stop motion animation film, C'est  la vie won the coveted Palme d'Or  - no, not at Cannes, but  in his French II class with Teacher Janie Langley.  See it here, even before the judges do!

South Carolina has adopted a ten-point grading system for high school students beginning with the 2016-2017 school year.  You will find more information on the website of the SC Department of Education, including a chart showing how your Grade Point Average (GPA) will be calculated under the new system.

AP Art Students Create Websites

As one of their final projects, the senior AP Art students of Jennifer Gorlewski created personal websites.  To fully appreciate the talents of these artist, visit their websites. For links, 

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

Dreher's Engineering Program Expands

Dreher's Engineering program, Project Lead the Way, is expanding.  To learn about its success, 


David Kleinfelder Named "State Coach of the Year"
David Kleinfelder,
Coach of the Lady Blue Devils Soccer Team, was  named "State Coach of the Year" by the National Federation of State High School Associations.

Kasey Parker is SC Gatorade Player of the Year in Girls' Soccer 

For the second consecutive year Kasey Parker has been selected as the "SC Gatorade Player of the Year" in Girls' Soccer.  

Kasey will be playing for the University of North Carolina next year.  See the article in The State newspaper.

Senior Evan Hanner Named "All-State" in Tennis

to senior
Evan Hanner
on being 
selected to the 
Tennis Team!

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

Wednesday, July 27
Summer Hours
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday, July 28
Summer Hours
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday, July 29
Offices Closed
Friday, August 5
Registration Deadline for ACT on 9/10
Senior Portraits Taken at Dreher
Sign up at Legacy Studios website
Senior Portrait Packages
Thu, Aug 11 - Fri, Aug 12

From the Principal

We are thrilled with the accomplishments of all of our students in their various activities: academics, athletics and the arts. For example, we had six National Merit Semifinalists in the class of 2016. Just this year Kasey Parker in girls soccer and Jhileiya Dunlap in girls basketball were named Gatorade SC Player of the Year. Band, orchestra, chorus and theater students were rated superior in state-wide competitions.

There is yet another area in which we see our students excelling: our growing Engineering program. As a Project Lead the Way (PLTW) school, Dreher offers a curriculum that introduces students to systematic problem-solving and prepares them for college majors and careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields.

Blue Devils have been responding positively to their opportunities. During the 2014-2015 school year there were forty-one students enrolled in the Introduction to Engineering course. During the 2015-2016 school year there were more than double that number - eighty-five students - in the introductory course. And our students seem to enjoy their exposure to engineering: over 60% of students in the introductory course have chosen to continue in higher level PLTW courses. For the 2016-2017 school year, we are adding another course option to our PLTW lineup: Aerospace Engineering. Students fascinated by robotics also can pursue this interest by joining our successful Robotics Team, Blue Devil Mechanics.

Our PLTW students and teachers are rising to the challenge of the national curriculum. In their first ever end-of-course exams, Dreher students outscored their PLTW counterparts nationwide. In our introductory course, 84% of our students scored at the proficient (49.4%) or advanced (34.5%) levels, compared to a nationwide expectation of 65% combined in those two categories. In the second level course, Principles of Engineering, 58% of our students were proficient or advanced. In the next higher level course, Civil Engineering, 70% of our students were proficient or advanced.

Students are finding that participating in PLTW can prepare them for the future. Project Lead the Way and the College Board's Advanced Placement (AP) program have combined to offer a College and Career Pathway in Engineering. Students who successfully complete the Pathway will receive AP+PLTW recognition, demonstrating college and career readiness.

Our AP programs are expanding, as well. In the 2016-2017 school year, students will be able to study AP Environmental Science. In addition, we are proud to be one of the first schools in the nation to offer the AP Capstone Diploma Program, adding the AP Seminar and AP Research courses to our nearly two dozen content-related courses. Successful completion of the AP Capstone program results in the prestigious AP Capstone Diploma.

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.