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Community Campus


Information for Middle School Students & Parents
Interested in Community Campus


What is Community Campus? Community Campus is a partnership between Daviess County Public Schools, Owensboro Public Schools, Owensboro Catholic Schools and Hancock County Schools, as well as Owensboro Community and Technical College. We currently have two academies open to students entering their freshman year of high school: Engineering Academy, which meets at Apollo High School and Life Science Academy which meets at Owensboro Community and Technical College. Community Campus classes are filled with nearly 250 students from Daviess County Public Schools, Owensboro Public Schools, Owensboro Catholic Schools, McLean County Schools and Hancock County Schools.  The best part of Community Campus? These students are earning college credit during high school!

Students in the Engineering Academy must have at least a 17 composite on the ACT.

  • These students meet daily on Apollo High School’s campus; morning courses begin at 7:50 a.m. and afternoon courses are daily at 2:00 p.m.
  • The Engineering Academy is part of Project Lead the Way, which is a nationally recognized provider for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) curriculums. Learn more at www.pltw.org
  • Students enrolled in Engineering have the opportunity to take Introduction to Engineering Design, Principles of Engineering, Computer Programming, and Aerospace Engineering.
  • http://apollopltw.weebly.com/ Check out the Engineering Academy website to learn more and to apply online beginning January 15, 2018. Our application will be open through July 1, 2018 for our Fall 2017 courses—you must apply online and have ACT to be eligible.

Students in the Life Science Academy have at least a composite of a 20 on the ACT.

  • These students currently meet in the Science Building at Owensboro Community and Technical College’s main campus Monday-Thursday at 7:30 a.m., as well as a 2:00 p.m. option for those that prefer afternoon courses.
  • Students enrolled in this academy take Human Body Systems, Medical Intervention, and Biomedical Science courses and use Project Lead the Way curriculum to teach those courses.
  •  http://www.lifescienceacademy.net/ Check out the Life Science Academy website to learn more and to apply online beginning January 15, 2018. Our application will be open through July 1, 2018 for our Fall 2017 courses-you must apply online and have ACT
  •  to be eligible.


Do you have an interest in a career in Engineering or Health Sciences/Medical field? If so, you might be a perfect fit for Community Campus. All students who enter our academies are required to have ACT scores (ACT Composite of 17 for Engineering Academy and an ACT Composite of 20 for Life Science), please see the information below about registering for the ACT:

ACT Test Dates and Registration Deadlines-

Test Date:

2017-2018 ACT Test Dates & Registration Deadlines

Test Date

Registration Deadline

Late Registration Deadline

Estimated Score Release*

September 9, 2017

August 4, 2017

August 5-18, 2017

September 19, 2017

October 28, 2017

September 22, 2017

September 23-October 6, 2017

November 7, 2017

December 9, 2017

November 3, 2017

November 4-17, 2017

December 19, 2017

February 10, 2018**

January 12, 2018

January 13-19, 2018

February 20, 2018

April 14, 2018

March 9, 2018

March 10-23, 2018

April 24, 2018

June 9, 2018

May 4, 2018

May 5-18, 2018

June 19, 2018

July 14, 2018**

June 15, 2018

June 16-22, 2018

July 24, 2018


Register online for the ACT by visiting www.actstudent.org.

Testing fee is $46.00 for the ACT (no writing) tests, which is payable with a debit or credit card on the ACT website.

Eighth grade students will need to report their scores to the high school they anticipate attending as a freshman. The code to send scores to Apollo is 182-033, for Daviess County High School the code is 182-040, the code for Owensboro High School is 182-048 and the code for Owensboro Catholic is 182-045.


Do you have questions about Community Campus?  

Contact Amanda Jerome, DCPS College & Career Coordinator and Director of Community Campus at amanda.jerome@daviess.kyschools.us  for more information about either academy, or about the many dual credit opportunities available in Daviess County Public Schools.




The Daviess County Public Schools district prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, marital or parental status, political affiliations or beliefs, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status or disability in its educational programs and activities or employment practices.