Welcome to DAR High School

Welcome to Kate Duncan Smith DAR School, Inc., located on Gunter Mountain in northeast Alabama.  The school serves grades K-12 and provides opportunities for the children of a large, rural area in the Appalachian foothills to develop a strong love of American ideals as they obtain a distinctive academic background.  Emphasis is upon patriotic education throughout the curriculum.  Although the school plant and enrollment have increased greatly in size and number since 1924, the same spirit of dedication to achievement, patriotic and moral values, and service to community and country exists on the campus today as it did in the early years of this unique educational experiment of the Daughters of the American Revolution. 


On Thursday, October 11 and Friday, October 12, our school will welcome more than 130 DAR members from across the country to our beautiful campus for the 94th Dedication Day activities.  Please talk with your children about the importance of dressing nice and being on their best behavior during this special event.

 The formal Dedication Day program will be held on Friday, October 12 at 9:00 a.m. in the Burkey Center Gymnasium.  This is a truly unique event, and parents and members of the community are encouraged to attend. 

 The Famous Basket Luncheon will be held in the DAR Lunchroom immediately following the Dedication Day program.  Community members are encouraged to bring a ‘ready to serve’ covered dish and to stay and join the DAR, faculty, and staff for this bountiful feast.  The rear entrance of the Lunchroom will be open early Friday morning for your convenience.

 The DAR School Dedication Day Craft Show is Thursday, October 11 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday, October 12 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Doris Pike White Gymnasium.  More than 35 crafters are expected, and the public is invited to attend.

 Thank you for your support in making our school’s 94th Dedication Day a success!




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Remind Notices

Class T-shirt orders are due on Sept. 11th.
Pep rally on Sept. 14th- dress-up decade day.

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Homecoming Week- Oct. 1-5
Reunion Weekend-Oct. 5th at 5:30
Dedication Day-Oct. 11-12
Veterans Day-Nov. 12th
Thanksgiving-Nov. 19-23

Fall Sports

Come out to support all of our fall teams in action.  See schedules below:



Cross Country


Come out and support all of our teams this fall.  Good luck and GO PATRIOTS!!!

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