The seniors at Urban Prep Charter Academy are on an amazing streak.
For the seventh year in a row the entire senior class of the predominantly Black, all-boys school has committed to a college or university. Altogether, the class of 2016 have received more than 1,500 college admissions and been admitted to 220 schools including Yale, Morehouse College, and Hampton University. And, according to CBS Chicago, the students have been offered more than $15 million in scholarships and grants.
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Rudolph Long, a senior and future Hampton University student, told CBS Chicago, “It’s a great day. I feel great. We all made it. We all come from good environments so to see us all going to college is nice.”
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Since 2010, the academy has 100 percent of every senior class admitted to college. Founder and CEO of Urban Prep Charter Academy, Tim King, said, “Every year, I’m just wowed by these young men by what they are doing. They really make me proud. We started Urban Prep with the goal of moving the needle when it comes to black male achievement and these guys proved to me, the city and the world every year, that we did the right thing when we founded Urban Prep ten years ago.”
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