HOPE Christian High School scholars achieve 100% College acceptance for fourth consecutive year

HOPE Christian Schools

MILWAUKEE, WIS. — For the fourth consecutive year, 100 percent of HOPE Christian High School’s graduating seniors have been accepted to college.

To date, the 34 seniors scheduled to graduate in June 2015 have received 119 college acceptance letters. That number is expected to increase as graduation approaches, along with the scholarship and financial aid dollars awarded to these students.

“It’s incredible to see this group of seniors continue what has become an annual tradition here at HOPE Christian High School: 100 percent college acceptance,” says Tom Schalmo, principal of HOPE Christian High School. “They are proving what’s possible here in the city of Milwaukee – that a rigorous academic program accompanied by high expectations leads to success for each of every student. We are so proud of the class of 2015.”

HOPE Christian High School offers a comprehensive college preparatory program designed to ensure that all graduating students are prepared to attend and be successful in a post-secondary school. The program includes a curriculum aligned to the ACT College Readiness Standards, data-driven academic results and college seminar courses. As a result of this rigorous preparation, the current seniors have attained an average ACT score that outperforms the city, state and national averages for African American students.

Senior scholars will celebrate this milestone at HOPE Christian High School’s 3rdAnnual Senior Signing Day on Friday, May 29. Similar to the typical signing day for athletes, this event will give each HOPE senior the opportunity to announce the college of their choice in front of their families, peers, faculty, and community supporters.

Invitations to the 2015 Senior Signing Day will be issued as the date approaches and details are finalized. Questions about the event may be directed to Rotonda Smith, Community Relations Director, at 414.233.3422 or info@hopeschools.org.

HOPE Christian High School is part of HOPE Christian Schools, a network of six schools serving nearly 2,000 students in central-city Milwaukee and Racine. Schools in the HOPE network focus on “3 C’s” – Christ, College and Character. HOPE scholars in K4-12th grades receive a values-based education that develops knowledge and cultivates character – the fundamental traits they need to become inspirations to their families, leaders in their communities, and successes in the workplace. For more information, visit www.hopeschools.org.