Did you know that every year more than 95% of Prospect Hill Academy students attend college upon graduation? Even more significant, we far exceed the matriculation rate for students of color, low income, and first generation college-goers.
While I am very proud of our extraordinary diverse alumni and their many vast accomplishments, I am also worried that not all of them will complete college. Given the brutal economic reality faced by our students who drop out (insurmountable college loans, inaccessible career-paths jobs which cause most to remain stuck in the cycle of poverty), I ask myself every day: What can we do better to ensure our alumni stay in and graduate from college? How can we better secure their futures as engaged and successful members of the workforce and their communities?This is where I need your support.
We, at PHA, have proven over and over again that we can get our students into college. Our collective responsibility now is to ensure we do everything we can to prepare them to succeed in college, career, and beyond.
My team and I have worked hard to understand what it takes for our students to meet the challenges they will face in college. From Kindergarten to 12th grade, we have implemented a range of innovative learning opportunities to instill in our students the academic knowledge and skills and the social and emotional competencies necessary to persist through college, enter their careers, and become responsible citizens in our community.
I’d like to share just a few examples of what happens at PHA in one day:
As you can see, we are doing so much to prepare our students and we are continuously working on expanding our innovative learning opportunities. Please make a contribution today
to ensure the sustainability and growth of these college success initiatives. The brightness of our students’ future depends on your generosity.
Angela F. Allen, Ph.D.