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Collegiate Academies is the first charter management organization in New Orleans to focus solely on high schools. Collegiate Academies believes that, even as late as high school, traditionally underserved students can achieve college success and pursue the lives and dreams of their choosing.
Sci Academy, our founding high school, opened its doors in 2008 with just a 9th grade. This past year, that founding class graduated from Sci. When they entered, they performed on average at a 4.5 grade level in both reading and math. Upon graduation, 94% of them were accepted into a 4-year college or university. Sci Academy has graduated two classes and is working on its 3rd this year.
That is our goal: to make college success a reality for scholars, no matter how old they are or what their levels are. There are many high school programs around the country working to close the gap that have feeder middle schools. But there are virtually no examples of schools that are closing the gap starting in the 9th grade.
We believe in a growth mindset - that it is never too late to start the path to college success. This year, our two new schools, Carver Prep and Carver Collegiate, have added a 10th grade after posting some of the highest scores in the city on the Algebra I End of Course Exam. Scholars there are already on the path towards college success!