Happy New Year! As we welcome 2019, we look forward to another year full of #CCPSSuccess!
We ended 2018 with great news! Last month, the Florida Department of Education released high school graduation rates for the 2017-18 school year. CCPS increased its graduation rate to 91.9%. That is a 3.7 percentage point increase from last year's 88.2% rate and an increase of 19.4 percentage points since 2011. This rate is the highest Federal graduation rate in the history of CCPS and the largest percentage point increase from year-to-year since 2012. CCPS has risen to a rank of 8th (2018) of 67 districts from 33rd (2011). Even with the challenges of Hurricane Irma and missed school days, our seniors showed grit, resilience, and strength through adversity. I am certainly beaming with pride on this #CCPSSuccess!
Thank you to the more than 2,100 participants who came out early on a Saturday morning for our 4th Annual CCPS 5K Walk-Run last month. We outpaced last year's event and had 100% of our schools participating. Thank you to our power sponsor, Suncoast Credit Union, and all of our sponsors for their continued support. A special thanks as well to the more than 200 volunteers who worked together to make this event - the 2nd largest 5K in Collier County - an awesome success!
The 2018-2019 STEAM Conference is fast approaching, scheduled to be held on Saturday, February 2, 2019. Make sure you take a moment to register today for this STEAMtastic Saturday of hands-on learning and fun! We look forward to welcoming Kate the Chemist as our special guest speaker and our STEAM Village will be sure to impress.
I look forward to seeing what our #CCPSFamily accomplishes in 2019!
Sincerely,Dr. Kamela PattonSuperintendentTel (239) 377-0001