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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 begin at 2 p.m. daily.
  • 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 mid- January. Our application will be open through June 1 each year for courses to begin in the fall. You must apply online and have qualifying ACT scores to be eligible.

Students in the Life Science Academy have at least a composite of a 18 on the ACT.

  • These students currently meet in the Science Building at Owensboro Community and Technical College’s main campus at 7:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday at 7:30 a.m., with a 2 p.m. option for those who 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.
  • Check out the Life Science Academy website to learn more and to apply online beginning mid-January . Our application will be open through June 1 yearly for fall courses. You must apply online and have ACT composite score of 18 or higher 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 18 for Life Science), please see the information below about registering for the ACT:


2019-2020 ACT Test Dates and Registration Deadlines




Sept. 14, 2019

Aug. 16, 2019

Aug. 30, 2019

Oct. 26, 2019

Sept. 20, 2019

Oct. 4, 2019

Dec. 14, 2019

Nov. 8, 2019

Nov. 22, 2019

Feb. 8, 2020

Jan. 10, 2020

Jan. 17, 2020

April 4, 2020

Feb. 28, 2020

March 13, 2020

June 13, 2020

May 8, 2020

May 22, 2020

July 18, 2020

June 19, 2020

June 26, 2020



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


For information about ACT testing fees, visit https://www.kaptest.com/act/test-dates


Eighth-grade students need to report their scores to the high school they anticipate attending as a freshman. Code are:
Apollo High School – 182-033
Daviess County High School – 182-040
Owensboro High School – 182-048
Owensboro Catholic High School – 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, disability, or limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions in its employment practices, educational programs and activities, and provides equal access to its facilities to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.