DHS Students & Parent Information 

Planning and Advising for Student Success (P.A.S.S.)

Purpose of P.A.S.S.

The P.A.S.S. program at Derby High School promotes meaningful relationships between staff and students while meeting the developmental and educational needs of students. "When students experience caring and connectedness at school they exhibit academic, social, and ethical benefits including greater enjoyment of learning, stronger motivation to act kindly toward others, and stronger feelings of social competence."" (Breaking Ranks, NASSP, 1996)

Roles and responsibilities of the Advisor:

How it works:


PTO Family Sponsorship Program Form

The PTO is a Parent-Teacher Organization that supports your local school with activities, events and programs that the regular public school budget does not cover. The cost of running the PTO is offset by fundraising events and yearly membership dues. Some, but not all of the things we help to provide are:

9-12 grade Honors Banquet

Senior Field Day

Post Prom activities

High School Graduation Social

Senior Graduation Scholarships

Teacher Appreciation

In-School Performances

The Derby High School PTO will meet on the first Monday of each month from 7:00-8:00 p.m. Membership is open throughout the school year.

Officers for the 2023-2024 School Year

President – 

Vice President – 

Treasurer – 

Secretary – 

Post Prom Coordinators – 

Staff Representative – 

Student Representative – 

National PTA Parents' Guide to Student Success Brochures -

The Parents' Guides to Student Success were developed by teachers, parents, and education experts in response to the Common Core State Standards that more than 45 states have adopted.

Created for K-8 and High School English, language arts/literacy and mathematics, the guides provide clear, consistent expectations for what students should be learning at each grade in order to be prepared for college and career