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Expeditionary Learning Announces Schools with 100% College Acceptance Rate for 2013-14 School Year

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    April Hattori

Expeditionary Learning, the national education non-profit network of more than 160 schools and 4000 teachers committed to deeper learning, announced today that 100% of graduates in nine of its schools nationwide, were accepted to four-year colleges and are beginning their higher education journey for the current 2013-14 academic year.  The schools are:  

  • Brooklyn School for Collaborative Studies, Brooklyn, NY;
  • Capital City Public Charter School, Washington, D.C.
  • Codman Academy in Boston, MA;
  • Mapleton Expeditionary School for the Arts in Thornton, CO;
  • Expeditionary Learning School for Community Leaders in Brooklyn, NY;
  • Northpoint Expeditionary Learning Academy, Prescott, AZ;
  • Springfield Renaissance School, Springfield, MA;
  • Tapestry Charter School, Buffalo, NY; and
  • Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School, New York, NY  

“These nine schools are exemplary models of what high schools can achieve through a whole school design that focuses on rigorous academic learning, combined with citizenship and character,” said Scott Hartl, President and CEO of Expeditionary Learning. “Academic achievement, together with the skills needed to succeed in and beyond college -– problem solving, persistence toward excellence, and active citizenship  - prepare Expeditionary Learning students for the real world with a focus on making contributions to their communities.”

Dr. Stephen Mahoney, Founder and Principal of Springfield Renaissance School, in Springfield, MA, said the founding class graduating in 2013 achieved a significant milestone. “Seven years ago, we set out to build a school that would beat the odds with a school that would stand as an example for the whole world to see that being nice, working hard, and getting smart matter far more than race or class or zip code.”  100% college acceptance each year, he believes, is now an entrenched part of the school’s culture.