We're in our last term of the school year!!! Wow--students' senior year is winding down!! Many students are actually feeling a little sad to think their time at Apollo is coming to a close. Of course most seniors are ready to walk the graduation line and launch into the adult world. Will we have any snow this February or March?? That will dictate our graduation date. I will be letting students and families know the minute the school board sets an official graduation date so your family can make necessary plans. Speaking of graduation, the Class of 2017 has voted on their class motto, which is: To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. The class flower is the white rose. Almost all other graduation decisions have been made by students and our program is being prepared for the printers already.
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 CCRd, (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.