Catching Up With KIPP DC College Preparatory and Somerset College Preparatory’s Class of 2020

It’s January of the class of 2020’s senior year. Our seniors have been hard at work to ensure a strong finish to the school year. But, before the planning for graduation or the search for prom outfits begins, we wanted to share an update on the accomplishments and successes of this extraordinary class through their push to college and onto careers.

  • After the 8th Annual Citywide College Fair, students took part in FASFA Nights in October— events attended by more than 100 families! 
  • A crucial part of deciding which college to go to is finding a good fit. One of the best ways to gather more information firsthand is through college tours. To date, KCP & SCP’s class of 2020 has conducted college tours to George Mason University, Bowie State University, Morgan State University, Delaware State University, Towson University, The University of Maryland, Rutgers University, Camden University, Salisbury University, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Frostburg State University, Lincoln University, and Montclair State University!
  • More than 1,600 college applications have been submitted by the class of 2020. Further, more than 400 early deadline applications were submitted across the entire class of 2020!
  • By January 6, and with several months left in the college admissions process, 71% of the class of 2020 has been accepted into at least one school—a testament to the hard work and diligence of this class.
  • KIPP DC College Preparatory had the most Posse Scholarship finalists of any high school in the city with five.
  • Looking ahead, five members of the class of 2021 have been accepted as OSSE Scholars and will attend a summer program at a college this summer.

These are all enormous steps for our seniors, and we’re honored to celebrate their achievements and empower their success. Most importantly, we’re excited to see how they impact the world around them as the next generation of leaders.

Posted on January 31, 2020 in Community