Scott County Cardinal Academy Community (CAC) recently held its first commencement ceremony. At the program, 36 students from CAC, and Scott County High School students who completed their course work through summer school, walked across the stage before nearly 200 family members and special guests.
At graduation, TaJane Lewis spoke about her experience with CAC. "If it wasn't for the night school program, I wouldn't be where I am today." Fellow graduate Hannah Quiroz mirrored this sentiment. "I believe if it wasn't for Cardinal Academy, I wouldn't be a high school graduate."
Scott County Cardinal Academy Community is a program primarily based on credit recovery and focused on students who could potentially drop out. CAC can also offer immediate placement based on recent traumatic events. The day program is voluntary and requires a year commitment from students. There is also a night program available.
CAC had a very successful year. There were 74 graduates from the program this year with another 20 SCHS students who completed course work through credit recovery options. Some CAC graduates are currently employed at Toyota, some have signed on with Building Institute, and others will attend college in the fall. Cardinal Academy Community and Scott County Schools are proud of CAC graduates and look forward to the great things they will accomplish in the future.
Pictured here, teacher Tia Ford with graduates Haley Marie James, Joseph Thomas Jenkins, Brayan Fernando Martinez Romualdo, Rushil Patel, and Haley Brianne Pope.