DAVENPORT, IOWA (June 9, 2021) — On June 6, 2021, 44 graduating students at Davenport North High School earned more than just diplomas. They also earned Associate’s Degrees in Liberal Arts. That’s because the school had partnered with Scott Community College to launch a dual-enrollment program, permitting students to take college-level classes.

“This is our fifth group of dual enrollment students,” said Jay Chelf, Principal of Davenport North High School. “In the past five years, a total of 216 students have graduated from the program. For our next school year, 70 incoming freshmen have already signed up for dual enrollment."

According to Chelf, if any of the dual enrollment students decide to advance to a four-year school after graduation, the credits they earned through the program can be applied to the new four-year plan.

To be considered for dual enrollment, North High School students apply for the program while they are in the eighth grade. Applicants are then reviewed by an Eastern Iowa Community Colleges and Davenport North selection committee of teachers, counselors, and admnistrators.

“We are very proud of the achievements of the graduating dual-enrollment students,” said TJ Schneckloth, Superintendent of Davenport Community School District. “This goes to show that with hard work and perseverance, students can build a better future for themselves and the community.”

To learn more about Davenport North High School, located at 626 W. 53rd St, Davenport, IA, go to https://www.davenportschools.org/north/.

To learn more about the Davenport Community School District, please visit http://www.davenportschools.org/.

About the Davenport Community School District: Serving more than 14,000 students and their families, the Davenport Community School District prepares young minds for success. Through academics, the arts, and athletics, we are growing excellence for every child. We work with the communities of Blue Grass, Buffalo, Davenport, and Walcott. With more than 3,000 employees, we are one of the top ten employers in the Iowa/Illinois Quad Cities. We employ more than 1,400 teachers, and more than half hold a master’s degree or higher. All teachers receive ongoing coaching and professional development by a staff of Curriculum & Instruction Specialists and other experts from around the nation. To learn more, please visit http://www.davenportschools.org/.

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