MAPS is an exciting academic program at DHS in which students take elective classes with the intention of learning more about a potential career pathway. MAPS students may complete core classes at any level of rigor they choose (regular, honors, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate) to accompany the elective choices from their MAPS pathway.
Students who complete the MAPS program will be preparing for college and career goals. In order to complete the program, students must take the Career Prep course in the 9th grade and three additional MAPS electives.
We have three MAPS Academies each with multiple pathways to choose; the three required courses are listed below each of them.
1. MAPS - Human Services Pathways:
- NJROTC 1, 2 & 3
Business, Management & Administration
- BTA, Advanced BTA & Multi-Media Publication/Design
- Contemporary Issues, Sociology (or Forensics), Psychology
Food, Wellness & Dietetics
- Hospitality & Tourism, Culinary Arts, Event Planning
- Business Essentials, Sports Marketing, Commerce Communications
- Business Essentials, Sports Marketing & Athletic Training
2. MAPS - Liberal Arts Pathways:
Art (Art 1, 2 & 3)
Band (Band 1, 2 & 3)
Chorus (Chorus 1, 2 & 3)
Dance (Dance 1, 2 & 3)
Theater (Theater 1, 2 & 3)
- Southern Fiction or Shakespeare, Mythology & Creative Writing
3. MAPS - Engineering Pathways:
Architecture & Construction
- Intro to Drafting, Intermediate Drafting & Advanced Drafting or Intro to Architecture
- Business Essentials or Advanced BTA, Software Development, AP Computer Science
Students will select their MAPS pathway at the end of their ninth grade year.