DCPS elementary students signing ‘College and Career Commitment Cards’ | Schools
Fifth-grade students at DCPS elementary schools are signing “College and Career Commitment Cards” signifying their commitment to continue their educations after graduation from high school, acknowledging their understanding that doing so will enable the students to reach their goals for success.
The cards will be kept on file and returned to the students when they are seniors in high school. In between, students will be reminded of their commitments as part of the district’s continued emphasis on preparing students for college and career readiness through providing a world-class education.
The cards also include a promise from Daviess County Public Schools that the district will provide support “every step of your way to college.”
Across the district, guidance counselors, principals, administrators, teachers and support staff are working diligently to assist students reach their “Great Expectations.” Among other plans, elementary schools are scheduling college visit dates in the spring and fall, working toward a goal of ensuring that beginning in elementary school, students have a clear understanding of the expectation of attending college, and requirements for success in post-secondary education. The college visits will include tours of the campus, classrooms and dorm rooms, meeting student ambassadors and mascots. Parents will also be invited to participate in these visits and will receive information about how they can partner with schools to ensure their children will be “college and career ready.”