Dominion High School

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Dominion High School
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Dominion High School emblem
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Dominion High School is located in Northern Virginia
Dominion High School
Dominion High School
Dominion High School is located in Virginia
Dominion High School
Dominion High School
Dominion High School is located in the US
Dominion High School
Dominion High School
21326 Augusta Drive
Sterling, Virginia 20164
Coordinates39°01′35″N 77°22′25″W / 39.0263°N 77.3735°W / 39.0263; -77.3735Coordinates: 39°01′35″N 77°22′25″W / 39.0263°N 77.3735°W / 39.0263; -77.3735
Information
School typePublic high school
MottoBe Truly Titan
Founded2003
School districtLoudoun County Public Schools
SuperintendentEric Williams
PrincipalJohn Brewer
Grades9–12
Enrollment1,445 (2014-15)[1]
LanguageEnglish
CampusSuburban
Color(s)Black, white, and silver
MascotTitan
Communities servedLowes Island
Sugarland Run
Great Falls Forest
Feeder schoolsHorizon, Lowes Island, Meadowland and Sugarland Elementary Schools, Seneca Ridge Middle School
Rival SchoolsPotomac Falls High School
Park View High School
Athletic ConferenceDulles District
Region II
Website

Dominion High School is a public secondary school in Sterling, an unincorporated area in Loudoun County, Virginia, United States. It is part of Loudoun County Public Schools. Dominion High School first opened in 2003, receiving students from Potomac Falls High School and Park View High School. Dominion's student body draws students who live primarily in the Sugarland Run and Lowes Island communities. Most students come from Seneca Ridge Middle School and other from private schools.

In 2005, Dominion was designated the host of the Loudoun Academy of Science, a designated part-time magnet school program for Loudoun County students.

Demographics[edit]

In 2006-2007, Dominion's student body was 55% White; 20% Black; 17% Hispanic; and 8% Asian.

Accreditation and test scores[edit]

Accreditation[edit]

Dominion High School is a fully accredited high school based on the Standards of Learning tests in Virginia.

SAT scores[edit]

The average SAT score from 2014-2015 for Dominion was a 1638 (552 in Math; 548 in Critical Reading; 538 in Writing).

School Year Mathematics Critical Reading Writing Total
2004-2005 529 511 n/a 1040
2005-2006 525 513 493 1531 (1,038 M & CR)
2014-2015 563 548 538 1638

Enrollment history[edit]

School Year Number of Students
2003-2004 681
2004-2005 1,014
2005-2006 1,200
2006-2007 1,221

Athletics[edit]

The mascot is a Titan, named Titus by a student-wide referendum of the inaugural class of Dominion. The Dominion sports teams play in Conference 21 and Region 4A. The Dominion Titans won their first Dulles District championships in 2006 for gymnastics, and wrestling. In 2007, Dominion defended the title of Dulles District wrestling champions. In the 2008-09 school year, the boys' basketball team won their first District title in school history and went all the way to the state quarterfinals. In the spring of 2010, the Titans' boys' lacrosse team won the school's first Dulles District Championship. In the spring of 2013, the boys' lacrosse team won the Dulles District Title and qualified for state semifinals. The Titan's girls' soccer team won the AAAA state championship in soccer, in the spring of 2014, winning Conference 21, Region AAAA North, and the Titans first state championship. The school's second state championship came in spring of 2016, when the boys' lacrosse team had a perfect 21-0 record and won the state championship 17-4.

Student Council Association[edit]

Founding in 2003 alongside Dominion High School, Student Council facilitates the school's mission statement of encouraging an active membership in the community through service, and by leading as a positive role model for one's peers. [2] With the innovative efforts of founding principal Dr. John Brewer, a spirit rock was introduced shortly after the school opened in 2003, as an effort to decrease vandalism while facilitating students free speech.[3] Past activities include hosting homecoming festivities such as the parade, feast, court and dance, as well as orchestrating pep rallies.[4]

Drama[edit]

In 2009, the school joined the Cappies Awards Program of the Northern Virginia/DC Metro Area. In the 2016-2017 academic year, seniors Elijah Pafumi, Kathryn Allen, and Emma Karren were nominated for best male vocalist in a musical, best female vocalist in a musical, and best comic actress in a musical respectively, for their roles in the spring musical "Cinderella".[5]

Band[edit]

The concert band has grown from one class to two over the years, Ensembles 1 and 2. Both attend VBODA's District Festival every year. In 2009-2010, for the first time in school history, both ensembles received a score of superior. Due to the achievements of the marching band in the fall, Ensemble 1 received the distinction of Honor Band for the first time since 2006-07.

The jazz band is a smaller program that does not compete, but performs at school assemblies with the Latin Dance team, and with the local elementary schools' (Meadowland Elementary and Sugarland Elementary) Latin percussion students.

Global Ambassadors[edit]

In 2009 a group students, inspired by a trans-formative experience from a trip to India, created the Global Ambassadors Club. The club's mission is to expand the global perspectives of the student body through service initiatives, international exchanges, and hosting an international summit.

Service initiatives led by the club have included benefit concerts to support Save Darfur and El Refugio (a children's home in Costa Rica), various fundraisers to fund a playground for Saharsa Deepika (a children's home and school in India), a change drive to raise funds for International Justice Mission (a human rights agency dedicated to ending modern day slavery), a canned food drive to support needy families in the community, and a drive to collect items of need for the Loudoun Transitional Housing Program.

In 2011-2012 the club engaged the student body in an online voting and texting campaign to secure $10,000 in funding through the Pepsi Refresh Project to support the first ever Dominion International Youth Leadership Summit. The summit, which also received funding from the Loudoun Education Foundation and One Loudoun, brought student delegations from six countries (China, Germany, Lebanon, Singapore, South Africa, and South Korea) for ten days to explore global issues alongside the Dominion student body.

In 2012-2013 the summit was expanded to the Loudoun International Youth Leadership Summit, with neighboring Park View High School also hosting a school from Costa Rica.

Yearly, delegates from Dominion High school travel to the Asian Pacific Youth Leadership Summit (APYLS) hosted by the Hwa-Chong institute in Singapore.[6]

Notable alumni[edit]

Meggie Meidlinger, Class of 2006, women's national baseball player


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dominion High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved November 19, 2017.
  2. ^ "Mission / Mission". www.lcps.org. Retrieved 2017-11-07.
  3. ^ citation needed
  4. ^ "SCA / About Us". www.lcps.org. Retrieved 2017-11-07.
  5. ^ "Drama / Cappies Awards!!!". www.lcps.org. Retrieved 2017-11-07.
  6. ^ "Asia-Pacific Young Leaders Summit (APYLS)". HCunite. 2011-08-07. Retrieved 2017-11-07.