Parent Community

Destin High educators, advisors, coaches, students, and parents work together closely and openly to create remarkable outcomes for our Sharks.

Every year, hundreds of parents volunteer their time and donate their resources for the benefit of our students and teachers. Through volunteerism, friendships are forged, great work is done, and all aspects of our school community is enhanced. By finding rewarding ways to engage with the school, our parents find their place at DESTIN HIGH, develop a sense of community, and fuel student talent and passion.

The DESTIN HIGH community includes an exceptional network of parents who are an integral part of our school. Parent volunteer groups support our students through the generosity of their time and resources, and they help strengthen student programs, build community, and provide additional support through fundraising.

Parent Advocate/Representative: Stephanie Larabee,


Attendance is not just a cornerstone of education; it’s a foundational skill for real-world success. Every day missed at school is a missed opportunity in a student’s learning journey, significantly hindering the educational process.
At Destin High School, our commitment extends beyond academic instruction. We aim to equip our students with the life skills necessary for success in both college and their future careers. Understanding the importance of punctuality and regular attendance is part of this preparation. Just as consistency is crucial in the workplace, where tardiness or absences can lead to serious consequences like financial penalties or job loss, it’s equally important in the educational setting.
To reinforce these values, after spring break, we will introduce measures to address frequent absenteeism and/or tardiness among our students. A new policy will be in place after spring break where any student with three unexcused tardies will be required to attend a 30 minute after-school detention. Tardies will be monitored daily, and continued tardiness will incur additional detentions. For instance, a fourth tardy will incur another 30 minute after-school detention. A fifth instance of tardiness will escalate to a Saturday School session and further tardiness will result in more severe disciplinary measures.
Through these actions, we aim to underscore the importance of punctuality and attendance, not just for academic success but as essential life skills that prepare students for the demands of the professional world.
We appreciate your cooperation in fostering an environment where every student is ready for both college and career, understanding the critical role that punctuality and regular attendance play in achieving their goals.
Reporting of Absences
To excuse an absence, parents must call the attendance office at (850) 204- 4044 or email the school at to report a student’s absence the day of the absence. Parents should send a note explaining the nature of the absence the day the student returns to school. The note should be submitted to the front office.
Students will have five (5) school days, including the day they return, to bring in written verification for an excused absence. The absence will be considered unexcused if the school does not receive written verification or a phone call for the excused absence within that time frame.
School Notification of Absences
After each absence, excused or unexcused, parents will be called by the automated phone system. In addition, after the fifth, ninth, and fifteenth absences, excused or unexcused, the parent or legal guardian will be notified by mail of the attendance policy and of the possibility of consequences for any additional absences.
Requesting Assignments
Please email teachers to request assignments for extended absences. The teacher emails can be found on the DHS Contact list. Please allow one school day for teachers to makeup work.
Please see the Faculty & Staff page HERE for the up to date list of all of our administration, teachers & coaches
Please see the Activities & Clubs page HERE for the up to date information on clubs & activities at Destin High School.
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Athletic Links & Information

ALL students MUST be cleared via Athletic Clearance in order to tryout, practice or play.
For more information on Athletic Clearance & details on what is needed please visit the athletics page CLICK HERE


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