Celebrating the Class of 2017 Marching Toward College Acceptance
Each December, high school seniors across the country participate in the College March. Students march their way to a local post office or community mailbox to send off college applications, marking a major milestone in their progress as students and citizens.
UPDATE: 2016 College March Coverage
Congrats to all the seniors, families, and school communities who participated in this year’s march! As coverage of the 2016 College March continues to roll in, we’ll be adding new stories and photos here:
2016 College March | Origins & Info
The College March originated with the NYC Outward Bound Schools network which implements the EL Education model, and has since spread to schools across the country. This year, over 2,700 seniors from 35 schools in 12 cities will be marching as friends, family, and community members cheer them on from the sidelines and sidewalks.
While the date of the March may vary, most participating schools will march on Friday, December 9, 2016. EL Education schools (including those in the NYC Outward Bound Schools) participating in this year’s march include:
- Brooklyn Collaborative, Brooklyn, NY
- Capital City Public Charter School, Washington, D.C.
- Casco Bay High School, Portland, ME
- Channel View School for Research, Queens, NY
- Gaynor McCown School, Staten Island, NY
- Harborside Academy, Kenosha, WI
- James Baldwin School, Manhattan, NY
- Kurt Hahn School, Brooklyn, NY
- Leaders High School, Brooklyn, NY
- MELS, Queens, NY
- Open World Learning Community, St. Paul, MN
- River’s Edge Academy, St. Paul, MN
- Springfield Renaissance School, Springfield, MA
- Tapestry Charter School, Buffalo, NY
- University Prep Academy, Detroit, MI
- WHEELS, Manhattan, NY
- World of Inquiry School #58, Rochester, NY
Follow the College March:
- Join the conversation using #CollegeMarch on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Tag @ELeducation and @NYCOutwardBound so we can amplify the celebration!
- Check back here after the event for photos and press coverage.
For more on the College March, visit NYC Outward Bound Schools.