Superintendent’s Message: Welcome to Davenport Community Schools

Dr. Art Tate, Superintendent

Dr. Art Tate, Superintendent

Welcome to the Davenport Community School District! Thank you for visiting our website. If you are not already a Davenport Community Schools family, I hope you’ll consider joining our dynamic educational community.

Our Children’s Village sites offer outstanding preschool experiences that will help make your child ready to succeed in school. Throughout our K-12 curriculum, the Davenport Community School District offers unmatched opportunities for students to learn, grow, and excel.

We are in the second phase of launching our “District of Distinction” programs. Last year we began a Dual Graduation program at North High School that enables the highly motivated student to graduate from high school in four years with both a high school diploma and an Associate’s degree from Scott Community College. Students who select this program will have already completed two years of college course work with no additional expense to their families. As we begin the 2014-2015 school year, we are launching CITI High and our Creative Arts Academy.

CITI High stands for the Career Institute of Technology and Innovation. Students who enroll in this program through West High School will enjoy a great high school experience and graduate with a focus in one of six areas: Engineering & Design, Advanced Manufacturing, Business, Computer Science, Education or Medical and Health Science.  Students will use their elective courses to pursue a path in one of these areas that will equip them for further study following graduation and, in many cases, offer opportunities to earn college credit while still in high school. The Creative Arts Academy (CAA) provides sixth grade and 11-12th grade students with unique opportunities in the arts while pursuing their core curriculum in intermediate or high school. We will be expanding the sequence of coursework at the CAA to serve grades 6-12. This year, we’re excited to welcome our first sixth grade students who, in addition to their core curriculum, will receive a variety of arts experiences as well as selecting an area for specialization as they progress. Our high school juniors and seniors who are aspiring to careers in the arts will complete their graduation requirements at one of our high schools, but will be able to use their electives to gain experience in their chosen area of the arts.

In addition to these specialized programs, our district offers award-winning music, Project Lead The Way (high school), and Gateway to Technology (intermediate school) programs. Whether you have just moved to Davenport or you have a child ready to enter school, please call our Welcome Center at 563-336-5018 to arrange a school tour for your family. On behalf of our Board, administration, and staff, welcome to our Davenport Community Schools!

Sincerely,

Dr. Arthur W. Tate, Superintendent