Posted Date: 09/15/2022
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Dodge City Public Schools is making progress with bold initiatives to address and improve our students’ education and career success. A child’s success begins with LITERACY. “Studies show that students who were not proficient in reading by the end of third grade were four times more likely to drop out of high school than proficient readers. In fact, 88 percent of students who failed to earn a high school diploma were struggling readers in third grade” (National Conference of State Legislatures [NCSL], 2019. Our academic team is committed to having our students read at grade level by the end of the third grade, even though many have experienced educational gaps. Quality instruction and training for our educators will help improve our achievement outcomes.
Instructional coaches work with teachers and staff to connect with students using biography-driven instruction. This approach appreciates each child’s worth and experience to help them learn more rapidly at higher competency levels. Embracing our community’s diversity enables us to focus resource allocation to make the most significant impact.
Outcomes are improving! This year we celebrated high school students receiving prestigious scholarships to universities such as Brigham Young and Stanford. Three of our JROTC students earned their private pilot’s license through the rigorous Air Force JROTC program. DCHS seniors are graduating with certifications providing them with solid job opportunities after graduation. The Career Technical Education department is growing and evolving to help provide an innovative workforce for our community. To learn more, contact Kerri Baker at Baker.Kerri@usd443.org.