According to the A Blueprint for Reform (2010, pg. 7), “…every student should graduate from high school ready for college and career. Every student should have meaningful opportunities to choose from upon graduation from high school.”
To improve students’ college and career readiness, Davenport Community School District (DCSD) has adopted the Iowa Common Core Standards, implemented STEM initiatives and offers the following experiences for students to help them prepare for success after high school:
- Joint Enrollment Programs in both academic and vocational areas. DCSD offers over 47 college credit courses. Several unique programs include: Project Lead the Way (PLTW), ProStart, Student Built Homes.
- High School Diploma/AA Degree Program.
- AP Courses. DCSD teaches 14 AP courses and offers additional AP courses online. The district also pays the cost of AP Exams for any student enrolled in an AP course. With this incentive, over 85% of AP students elect to take the AP exam. Click to see AP Exam National/State/District Comparisons.
In addition, DCSD administers the following national assessments in the district:
- ACT. Click to see ACT National/State/District Comparisons and ACT College and Career Readiness Comparisons.
- SAT. Click to see SAT National/State/District Comparisons.