Apollo High School was recently recognized as the 3rd Region’s High Attendance Day winner in the category of large high schools.
Apollo recorded student attendance of 96.24 percent on “High Attendance Day,” which was Thursday, Sept. 24. The annual event, sponsored by the Kentucky Directors of Pupil Personnel, is designed to promote the importance of good attendance as a key element of student academic success.
Principal Charles Broughton said, “Attendance is important because students are more likely to succeed in school when they attend consistently. It’s difficult to achieve at a high level if attendance is poor. At AHS, we talk to our students about the importance of being at school daily. We were happy to see this result.”
DCPS director of student services Damon Fleming added, “At Daviess County Public Schools, we want to work with our families to ensure that all our students are successful and obtain their goals. One of the most important ways for families to help their children be successful is for their child to maintain regular school attendance. All of our DCPS schools do an excellent job at communicating this to our families.”
Within the DCPS district, Apollo achieved the highest attendance at the high school level. Burns Middle School had the highest attendance at that level with 97.48 on Sept. 24; and West Louisville Elementary School had the highest attendance at that level with 98.39 percent on “High Attendance Day.”