Saturday, February 19, 2011

Now...THIS Is Education!

Well, they've done it again.

Urban Prep Academy of Chicago, an all-male charter school with kids from the "worst" parts of Chicago, is sending 100% of its graduating seniors off to college.

The school, founded in 2006, has stated that its continuous objective is to see to it that all of its students go to college. They are succeeding with flying colors.

The school started with kids whose futures had been left for dead by their public schools: Only four percent of the school's incoming freshmen were reading at grade level when they arrived on campus. But by sending all of their graduating seniors to college, they've not only gotten these kids up to speed, they've allowed them to zip past every other public school in the entire United States.

"No other public [school] in the country has done this," said Tim King, the founder of Urban Prep.

The students at the school are required to wear a jacket and tie every single day.

They also go to school for two hours longer than other kids.

They take English twice a day and are given a mentor with a cell number that kids can call 24 hours a day.

They've clearly hit the mark when it comes to understanding that getting our children to the land of educational success requires both academic and sociological strategies.

Courtesy AOL News

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