SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY
Dillard High School is located in Broward County Florida, in the city of Fort Lauderdale.
One of thirty three high schools in the Broward County Public School District, Dillard’s campus also hosts an Emerging Computuer Technology program and the district’s only high school Performing Arts Magnet Program. The expansive, open campus mimics a small college. The area is urban, residential, and includes varied socioeconomic levels.
ACADEMIC OVERVIEW AND SCHEDULE
Dillard High School is on a traditional semester schedule. There are four (4) ninety (90) minute periods each day, which meet every other day (4x4 A/B Block) for 36 weeks.
To assist with the transition process, all sixth through eighth grade students are expected to wear navy blue, gray, or white polo (collared) shirts and khaki, navy or black bottoms with black or brown belts at the waist. Girls may also wear khaki, navy, or black jumpers.
GRADES AND TRANSCRIPTS
Letter grades are assigned: A, B, C, D, are passing, F- Fail, I–Incomplete The transcript lists the GPA both weighted (5.0 scale) and unweighted (4.0 scale). Honors courses taken in the 9th – 12th grades are weighted. Advanced Placement courses are weighted in 9th –12th grades. The total GPA 9-12 includes all courses, academic and non-academic.
GRADES AND ATTENDANCE
To access the Pinnacle Internet Viewer (PIV), go to
- Username: Student IDfirstname.lastname@example.org
- Password: PMM/DD/YEAR (Your date of birth typed exactly as shown with a capital P in front)
FREE OR REDUCED MEALS
Free or Reduced Applications must be submitted every year. To apply complete a meal application online at www.applyforlunch.com. If you are unable to complete an application online, contact Food and Nutrition Services at 754- 322-0250.
MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
Trained mental health and security personnel will be on campus to support students and faculty, as needed. Many mental health services are available at our school, in the district, and the community. Please visit browardschools.com/bcrc to locate resources and contact information for additional assistance.
Dillard High School offers three magnet programs, Emerging Computer Technology, Digital Entrepreneurship, and the Visual & Performing Arts.
Visual & Performing Arts
Dillard Center for the Arts (DCA) provides training in dance, music, theater, and visual arts, as well as an academic schedule. Students must demonstrate ability and interest in one of the four artistic areas and exhibit academic potential. Such programs within the music department were keyboard, voice, band, orchestra and commercial music. The chorus, chorale, gospel choir, jazz band and rock band performs in Broward county and the Fort Lauderdale community and their students perform at the local, state, and national levels. Graduates of the magnet program go on to attend some of the top colleges and conservatory programs in the United States, including the Juilliard School of Music, Manhattan School of Music, and Columbia University.
|English – 4||Math 4|
|Science – 3||Social Studies 3|
|Fine Arts – 1||Physical Education – 1 (To include the integration of Health)|
|Foreign Language – (Req for state university system admission)||1 Online Computer Credit|
|Credits Needed For Graduation – 24|
In addition, Dillard High School offers many advanced placement and honors courses.
|Advanced Placement Courses|
|English, Language Comp|
|US Government/Political Science|
|Art 2D, Art 3D, AP Art Design Portfolio|
ACTIVITIES/AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
There will be many clubs and after school activities for all students in grades 6 through 12. More information will be available at Panther Preview and throughout the year. The staff encourages all students to get involved in extracurricular activities.
Dillard High School has a long tradition of athletic excellence that includes numerous District and State championships. The Panthers are proud of the many athletes selected for All-District and All-State teams. Team sports at Dillard include: Baseball (B), Basketball (B, G), Cross Country (B, G), Football (B), Soccer (B, G), Softball (G), Swimming (B, G), Tennis (B, G), Track & Field (B, G), Volleyball (G), and Wrestling (B).
Awards & Accolades
The Dillard Center for the Arts Jazz Ensemble as of 2018 made its ninth appearance in the Essentially Ellington competition of Jazz at Lincoln Center. The band, under the direction of director Christopher Dorsey, has won the Big Band Jazz competition three times, placing among the top four bands in all other years entered. Dillard was recognized by US News & World Report as a national “Best School’s Bronze Award” recipient.
Famed saxophonist Julian Cannonball Adderley became the high school band director at Dillard High School in Fort Lauderdale in 1948, and worked there until 1950.
- Performing Artists
- Daniel Bernard Roumain – Composer/violinist/band leader
- Elias Soriano – Heavy metal vocalist
- Jason Derulo c/o 2005 – Singer/songwriter
- Black Violin– Innovative string duo
- Mickey Zetts– Songwriter/playwright
- Kent Jones - c/o 2012 - rapper/songwriter/producer
- Crystal Lee Naomi - Actress
- Karen Dyer - Actress
- Matthias Askew – Defensive tackle
- James Bostic – Running back
- Isaac Bruce – Wide receiver (1994-2009 ) Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams and San Francisco 49ers
- Chris Gamble – Cornerback (2004-2012 ) Carolina Panthers
- Charlie Goodrum –Offensive lineman
- Quinn Gray – Quarterback (2003-2008 ) Jacksonville Jaguars, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Kansas City Chiefs and New York Sentinels of the UFL
- Jovan Haye – Defensive tackle (2005- ) Carolina Panthers, Cleveland Browns, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Tennessee Titans
- Louis Holmes – Defensive end (2008) San Francisco 49ers, (2009) Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Sacramento Mountain Lions of the United Football League (2009)
- Percy Howard – Wide receiver (1975) Dallas Cowboys
- Calvin Jackson – Cornerback
- Tron LaFavor – Defensive tackle
- Stanley McClover – Defensive end (2006-2009) Carolina Panthers and Houston Texans
- Leonard Myers – Cornerback
- Jim Osborne – Defensive tackle
- Frank Sanders – Wide receiver (1995–2003) Arizona Cardinals and Baltimore Ravens
- Pat Sims – Defensive tackle (2008-present ) Cincinnati Bengals
- Herman Smith – Defensive end
- Brian Tyms – Wide receiver
- Lorenzo White – Running back (1988–1995) Houston Oilers and Cleveland Browns
- Keyon Dooling – Basketball player (2000-2013) Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat, Orlando Magic, New Jersey Nets, Milwaukee Bucks, Boston Celtics, and Memphis Grizzlies
- Former Faculty
- Julian Edwin Cannonball Adderley – Jazz alto saxophonist