Regardless of our students’ academic standing when they come through our doors, we make it clear that we believe each one can graduate from college and work hard to make it happen.
We give students double math and double English classes so they can meet grade-level requirements. We also give our kids the highly personal attention they deserve with a staff-to-student ratio of 6:1. We work closely with parents on how to support their kids at home so that when school is out, the learning doesn’t stop.
The data are showing that our approach is working.
More than 90% of the 2019 senior class graduated in four years. Over just two years, the number of students scoring a 16 or better on the ACT went from 26% to 48%.   Chronic absenteeism has been plummeting, with just 8% of seniors chronically absent last year — a rate more than seven times lower than that of seniors in the local district. One-quarter of our students have diagnosed disabilities (compared to 17% of students at neighboring schools), 94% qualify for free or reduced-priced lunch, and 100% are students of color. It is our job at People’s Prep to ensure they have access to all the opportunities and experiences they deserve.