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
Coordinates 39°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 type Public high school
Motto Truly Titan
Founded 2003
School district Loudoun County Public Schools
Superintendent Eric Williams
Principal John Brewer
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1,495 (2007)
Language English
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Black & Silver          
Mascot Titans
Communities served Lowes Island
Sugarland Run
Feeder schools Lowes Island, Horizon, Meadowland and Sugarland Elementary Schools, Seneca Ridge Middle School
Rival Schools Potomac Falls High School
Woodgrove High School
Athletic Conference Dulles 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, which is a designated part-time magnet school program for the more intellectual Loudoun County students.

In 2006-2007, Dominion's student body was 55% White; 20% Black; 17% Hispanic; and 38% 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 and 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 reclaimed 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]

Managed in part by 2015-2016 student body president Ranjit Z. S. Virk and fellow students. His presidential legacy shall be followed by Marshall LaMorte and his cabinet of advisors in the upcoming 2016-2017 year.

Drama[edit]

In 2009, the school joined the Cappies Awards Program of the Northern Virginia/DC Metro Area.

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.