Adams County students struggle on standardized tests throughout their K-12 experience, significantly lagging behind state averages. Missing school and failing courses gets students off track and makes it difficult to catch up. The Adams County high school graduation rate is a dismal 62 percent.
GOAL: Every child in Adams County succeeds in school.
ACYI ensures that every young person succeeds by bringing together schools, youth development organizations, public agencies, community supports and parent engagement to support children and youth inside and outside of school. We are stronger together than we are as individual entities.
Collective action is needed to ensure all children succeed in and out of school.
ACYI is working with partners who share the same goals and a common agenda to support student success both in and out of school. We focus on early ready proficiency as a marker for future academic success, meaningful school engagement throughout the grades and high school graduation. Our objectives include:
1. Children and youth improve their academic achievement
- Increase the number of 3rd graders who score proficient or higher on reading tests
- Ensure all 6th graders pass all their classes
- Increase the number of 8th graders who score proficient or higher on math TCAP tests
- Increase the number of 9th graders who pass all required course credits
- Increase the number of 9th graders who graduate from high school in 4 years
- Increase Colorado ACT test scores among 11th graders
- Increase high school graduation rates in Adams County
2. Children in youth attend school regularly
- Increase the number of 9th graders attending school during their first 30 days of school
- Decrease truancy and delinquency rates among juvenile offenders