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Davis Catalyst Center Student Application Rubric

Thank you for your interest in the Davis Catalyst Center. Our enrollment is open to Davis School District high school students. Space is limited and entry to our programs is competitive. The rubric below shows how students are selected for admission to Catalyst programs. Apply NOW!

The Catalyst application is as simple as 1-2-3:

  1. Ensure you have completed any required prerequisites for your desired pathway
  2. Complete our simple online application.

Note:  At this time we are only accepting application from students who attend one of our ten Davis School District high schools, (Bountiful, Clearfield, Davis Connect, Farmington, Layton, Northridge, Syracuse, Viewmont, and Woods Cross).  

The Computer Science Programs and Graphic Design are currently full and a waitlist is available.  

3. Ask a teacher, counselor, or administrator for a recommendation. We will send them an online Educator Recommendation form that completes your application. 

Professionalism   

Attendance & Punctuality (30)

The attendance score is based on your attendance during the term prior to your application.
(Example: 1st term attendance data is used for applications submitted during the 2nd term)

# of school days absent

(4 lates = 1 absence)

0-2

3-4

5-6

7-8

9+

Points Awarded

30

25

20

10

0


Citizenship (10)
Citizenship is measured based on the number of discipline infractions during the term prior to application:

Discipline Infractions

0

1-2

2+ or any suspension

Points Awarded

10

5

0

             

Educator Recommendation (20)
The Educator Recommendation form asks about your ability to lead, collaborate, communicate, think critically and creatively, as well as your ability to manage time effectively while working in a professional environment.

Academic Potential to Succeed

Cumulative GPA (20)

GPA

3.00 and >

2.5-2.99

2.00-2.49

1.99 or <

Points Awarded

20

15

10

5

             

Career Path and Application Evaluation

Application and Career Goals (20)

The online Catalyst application asks students how the program to which they are applying will serve as a catalyst for post-high school plans and career goals. Students whose goals align with Catalyst program values receive 20 points.

You need to score at least a 70/100 on the rubric to be considered for admission to a Davis Catalyst Center program. If your score falls below 70 you will be notified and you will have the option to make a plan with your counselor to increase your score using the Catalyst Action Plan in order to re-apply.

Complete the online application by logging in with your school email address and password.  If you have made a mistake or need to change something on your application please email catalystoffice@dsdmail.net