Downingtown High School West

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Welcome to Downingtown West High School, Home of the Whippets

  •  Welcome to the DHS West website.

    DHS West offers a diverse program of study. Our students are involved in academics at all levels. Academic, AP, Honors, Basic, Business Education, Industrial Arts Technology and Vocational-Technical courses are offered throughout our program. Click here to learn more about our school.
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    Guidance Fax 610-514-0279
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    • 8th graders will arrive at 8:30 am on Thursday, May 23rd to participate in West's READY Day.  This activity prepares 8th graders as they become part of the West Whippet family during the 2019-2020 school year.
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    • May 22 - Senior Scholarship Awards - 6:30 pm in the Auditorium
    • May 23 - READY Day
    • May 24 - Snow Makeup Day - School in Session
    • May 27 - School Closed for Memorial Day
    • May 31 - Senior Prom at Drexelbrook
    • June 3-7 - Underclassmen Final Exams
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  • Click here to view a copy of the Final Exam Schedule for 2018-2019.

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Graduation Announcements

  • DHS - West Graduation videos will be available and will be mailed after graduation to the address you provide in your order!  DVDs are $20 and Blu-Rays are $25.  To order your video of this special day, click here

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    • June 4 & 5 – MANDATORY GRADUATION PRACTICES – Seniors must participate in each of these rehearsals.  Practices begin at 10:00 am on June 4 and 11:00 am on June 5.  Students should report to the gymnasium by 15 minutes earlier. On June 4th, cap and gowns will be distributed following practice.  On June 5th, there will be a senior video shown at 9:45 am in the auditorium prior to the final practice.  Tickets will be handed out during Graduation Practice on this day.  All seniors must clear their obligations prior to receiving their cap and gown and their graduation tickets.
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