Ask Me About 82.9
This week all of our Dayton High School staff members wore a green t-shirt that said, “Ask Me About 82.9.” 82.9 is the percentage of our 2018 Dayton High School graduating class that was either College or Career Ready, as determined by pre-established criteria by the state. I realize that putting one number out there is difficult to put into context whether this is a good, ok, or bad number. So, please, let me break it down.
Our percentage of 82.9 placed us 2nd in Northern Kentucky, behind only Beechwood High School, and tied with Highlands High School in Fort Thomas. The state average was 61% and the average of our 5 River City Districts in Northern Kentucky was 52%. As you can see this percentage score of 82.9% is something that should make our students and entire community very proud.
Our school district has been very strategic about providing a variety of opportunities for students to become College and/or Career Ready. We have aggressively grown the number of students that are reaching ACT College Ready benchmarks, which allow for them to take Dual Credit classes at Gateway Community and Technical College.
The second option is to become Career Ready. There are currently two ways to do this. The first is to complete one of our two business pathways (4 classes) and pass a certification test. The other way is to complete an industry certification at the Campbell County Area Technical Center.
We have a highly motivated and engaged group of nearly 30 students learning at our Area Technical Center. During their junior year, these students arrive on our campus by 6:30 AM and ride a bus to Campbell County High School where they participate in these courses.
We are very proud of this group of students for showing such dedication to Growing! Positioning our students to be ready for life’s next step is an important part of what we do as we Inspire, Engage, and Grow our Students!
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