Chicago’s Urban Prep Academy will continue it’s remarkable run this year, as its entire all-male, All-African-American class of graduates have been accepted to college for the third straight year in a row. The charter school also reports that 83 percent of their 2010 class has enrolled for a second year of college education. The Chicago Tribune reports
For the third year in a row, every senior at Urban Prep Academy, the only all-African-American, all-male charter high school in Chicago, has been accepted to college, the school’s leaders said.
The academy also said that 83 percent of its first graduating class in 2010 has re-enrolled in a second year of college, a rebuttal to critics of the school who have charged that students aren’t always ready for college.
Critics have also suggested that Urban Prep squeezes out students with academic and discipline problems who other schools have to work with. Urban Prep officials acknowledge that this year’s senior class of 85 was almost twice that size when the boys started out as freshmen.
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