Dr. Phillips High School is an "A" School, located in the Dr. Phillips area. DPHS is know for their four very popular Magnet Programs.
1. Business Academy (BA)
The Business Academy is for students interested in enrolling in the College of Business at a university, majoring in some area of business in a community college, wanting to start their own business, or looking for job entry skills. The academy is designed to provide academic and technical training through a team of teachers working cooperatively to integrate and make the curriculum relevant to today's workplace. Students may enter the academy at any level including 9th grade.
2. Medical Academy (MA)
The Medical Academy is designed to prepare motivated students for a future in the dramatically expanding area of medicine and health care related fields. The purpose is to allow students the opportunity to examine various medical professions and acquire a foundation of knowledge necessary for all medical personnel. The Medical Academy was developed for students planning to attend a four-year university, a community college, or a technical center majoring in a medically related career. The Medical Academy has a group of teachers working together as a team to provide quality academic and health related instruction.
3. Visual and Performing Arts (VPA)
The goal of the Visual and Performing Arts Magnet (VPA) is to provide a structured curriculum enhanced with both academic and career related opportunities. Students look forward to mastering the skills in their chosen arts area after selecting a course of study in one of five strands: art, dance, and music, theatre, or TV production. Courses are taught by an outstanding staff who supplements instruction with nationally known guest artists and local specialists, artists, choreographers, potters, dancers, casting agents, directors, and many others. Teachers seek the most current speakers and field trip opportunities to allow students a practical look at today's ever-growing world of arts and entertainment. Because of increased graduation requirements, some students may need to complete courses in summer school or through Virtual School. The academic design is meant to allow students maximum opportunities for scholarships, auditions and internship in their areas of interest.
4. Center for International Studies (CIS)
The Center for International Studies was developed by Orange County Public Schools to provide students with an awareness of global issues, to help them attain the cultural and multilingual abilities necessary to meet the challenges of the 21st Century and to provide an interesting, challenging college preparatory program. This four-year magnet program coordinates various academic disciplines including foreign languages, social studies, humanities, the arts, and language arts. Each course is designed to emphasize the development of critical thinking, analysis and research skills. In addition to the specialized curriculum, education is enhanced through many stimulating activities, guest speakers, hosting international students and participation in study-travel programs abroad. This is an accelerated Advanced Placement program that encourages high standards and provides a basis for study at universities here and abroad. All CIS students must have applied to and been accepted by the School Choice Office during their 8th or 9th grade year.
This information is coming from DPHS and is deemed reliable but is not guarantied.