HOPE Christian High School Achieves 3rd Consecutive Year of 100 percent College Acceptance

hope-christian-high-school-1For the third consecutive year in a row, 100 percent of HOPE Christian High School’s graduating seniors have been accepted to college.

The class of 34 students has received 200 letters of acceptance and more than $2,000,000 in academic scholarship offers.

“Time and time again, our scholars amaze us with their grit and determination to prove what is possible and this group of seniors is no different,” Principal Zach Verriden said.

“The class of 2014 has worked relentlessly to set the bar even higher at HOPE Christian High School.

This group set a goal that they wanted to be the class to achieve 100 percent college acceptance the earliest in the school year and they did so by a long shot.

How cool is it that our scholars aren’t even paying attention to the goal of 100 percent college acceptance any more, but rather, who can get there the fastest?”

To celebrate this milestone, HOPE will hold their 2nd Annual Senior Signing Day event on Friday, May 30.

Similar to the concept of Signing Day for athletes, HOPE seniors will announce where they have chosen to go to college in front of their families, peers, faculty, and community supporters.

HOPE Christian High School offers a comprehensive college prep program designed to ensure that all students who graduate are prepared to attend, and to be successful, in college.

The program includes a curriculum aligned to the ACT College Readiness Standards, data driven academic results and college seminar courses.

As a result of this rigorous preparation, the current seniors have also attained an average ACT score that outperforms the city, state and national African American averages.

Senior scholars at HOPE are proud to be a part of this record-making class and are grateful for the preparation that they have received at the high school.

Here is what a few of the seniors had to say:

“HOPE, as a team and family, has stood behind me, despite my mistakes. They’ve pushed me beyond the expectations that I’ve set for myself.

Because of their support, I know that I will successful.” -Kenya Green.

“I am no longer scared to take on adversity.

HOPE has given me a promising future.” – D’Jon Miller.

“HOPE has taught me to be proud of my uniqueness and individuality – and have showed me how to use my talents to better the world.” -Sierra Gilliam- Jones

HOPE Christian High School is part of HOPE Christian Schools, a network of four schools serving more than 1,300 students in central-city Milwaukee.

HOPE provides K4-12th grade students with a values- based education that develops their knowledge and cultivates their character — the fundamental traits they need to become inspirations to their families, leaders in their communities, and successes in the workplace.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Rotonda Smith at 414-264- 4476 or email at rotonda.smith@hopeschools.org.