We're three months away from the culmination of your students' school years: Graduation. When will graduation be this year? We're still in that window of potential bad weather that could cause school closings, so a date has not yet been set for graduation. A date will be set around Spring Break. I will e-mail families just as soon as that information is released.
Close to 60% of our senior class is considered College and Career Ready. That means students have reached benchmarks on the ACT exam of 18 in English, 19 in Math and 20 in Reading. During Mission Possible (homeroom time) each day, students who have not achieved these indicators for success are working with teachers in designated areas to help them reach the benchmark(s) they have not obtained yet. There is an online test that is similar to the ACT, KYOTE, that students take at Apollo to see if they are at benchmark. While this test is not recognized at all KY colleges, Apollo does use this tool to determine if students are bench marked for graduation purposes. All students who are CCR, (College and Career Ready) receive honor cords to wear on graduation day. We will continue to work with students to help them achieve this important milestone.
Daviess County Public Schools offers an Honors Diploma to all students. Requirements for this award include: five Advanced Placement courses completed with a grade of C or higher, three Advanced Placement exams taken, and three or more years of foreign language taken in the same language. Seniors in the list below are eligible for the Honors Diploma. Please check the list if you think your student qualifies for this status, and contact me with any questions.