Another “audacious” goal attained during school’s 10th anniversary
July 25, 2015 will mark the 10th anniversary of the first day of classes at The Soulsville Charter School (TSCS).
School spokespersons can’t think of a better way to mark this milestone by announcing that for the fourth year, 100 percent of its seniors have been accepted to colleges and universities.
Among this year’s class of 66 seniors, the largest graduation class yet for the school, they have so far received almost 400 letters of acceptance – an average of approximately six colleges/universities per student to – 121 different four- and two-year colleges. And the letters of acceptance and scholarship offers are still coming in.
Already, each senior in the school’s first three graduating classes, beginning in 2012, was accepted to college. The 141 seniors in those classes received scholarships and grants totally more than $20 million, with the graduates now attending such schools as Rhodes College, Tufts University, University of Pennsylvania, Brown University, University of Memphis, and others.
The class of 2015 has so far been accepted to 30 colleges/universities across the state of Tennessee and 91 out of state. Just some of the schools are University of Notre Dame, Howard, Morehouse, Spelman, Hollins University, Wofford College, Murray State University, Oglethorpe University, George Mason University, Emory University, University of Memphis, The University of Tennessee- Knoxville, Rhodes College, Sewanee: The University of the South, LeMoyne-Owen College, Christian Brothers University, Lane College, and Middle Tennessee State University.
The school’s college counseling team will now be working strategically throughout April and May, meeting individually with each senior and his or her family to review all options on the table. The counselors present the choices in terms of academic, personal (social-emotional, family support, etc.), and financial fit, and encourage students and families to make the wisest choice in relation to each of those factors for the student’s specific situation.
TSCS Executive Director NeShante Brown states, “Now that 100% of our seniors have been accepted to college for the fourth year in a row, our charge going forward is ensuring that each senior’s post-secondary pathway is the right fit, supporting our alumni’s’ success while they are in college, and continually improving upon our students’ attainment of college readiness while on our campus.”
For more information about TSCS, please visit www.thesoulsvillecharterschool.org.