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Empower U




CLICK HERE for EMPOWER U overview or click links below to learn about specific programs and academies:


Advanced Placement


Agriculture Academy


Code Pathway


Dual Credit


Early College Academy


Engineering Academy


Life Science Academy


Technical Courses



The Daviess County Public Schools district is home to one of the largest dual credit programs in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Our partnership with the Kentucky Community and Technical College system opens doors and provides opportunities for our students to be engaged in meaningful, real-world learning experiences designed to prepare them for success in life. 

Through our close relationship with local colleges, DCPS students may earn college credit during their high school career. Students pay a reduced tuition rate and receive benefits of dual enrollment at our high schools and the partner college.

We are focused on creating an academic experience that is individually tailored to meet the needs of our students, our community, and the local workforce. By expanding our academic offerings, we are creating pathways for students to begin their college and career journey while still in high school. Whether they plan to attend a four-year university, pursue a technical certificate, or obtain a two-year degree, students will be equipped with strong academic skills and a foundation upon which to build future success.

Our students can choose from pathways in Agriculture, Engineering, Life Sciences, Early College, Coding, Advanced Placement or Technical Courses, or they may customize their plan by mixing and matching from these options. Students graduate from our programs with knowledge and awareness of a career path and are prepared for success after high school graduation.

The information provided in the links above are designed to inform Daviess County Public Schools students and their families about the abundant options available through our Community Campus and Dual Credit programs, with information about opportunities for success that lasts a lifetime.


For more information, contact DCPS College and Career Readiness coordinator Amanda Jerome at


Questions may also be directed to College and Career Readiness coaches at our high schools:

Apollo High School -


Daviess County High School -



Due to the recent decision by Governor Beshear, the Daviess County Public School system will be moving to an all virtual framework. As a result, DCPS will not be able to operate busses to accommodate our OCTC dual credit students. This will be in effect at least until Oct. 12. 


We encourage you to consult your student’s schedule on MyPath to see if their course at the college will be meeting in person or not. At this time, OCTC has stated that about 75 percent of their courses will be totally virtual.


If your student’s class is still meeting in person and the lack of bus transportation restricts your student’s ability to participate in their dual credit classes, please contact us and we will request the course drop from the college. Write to


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.