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Success Academy Class of 2024: 100% College Bound!

We are so proud to announce that every member of Success Academy’s Class of 2024 is college bound! Our seniors, all 98 of them, have been pioneers for their entire lives. It comes as no surprise that they were accepted to over 100 colleges — with over 50 of these institutions accepting an SA scholar for the very first time. The Class of 2024 embodies the best of who our scholars can be: Academic powerhouses with an average SAT that is over 200 points above the national average, formidable talents outside of the classroom, and most importantly, young people of deep integrity and extraordinary kindness. 

Seniors, you’ve made an indelible impact on our HSLA community. You’ve founded a lasting school tradition in Root Awakening, our annual celebration of our community’s diverse heritage, and you’ve exhibited your artwork at global cultural institutions like the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art. You built a miniature Washington Heights and sang your hearts out for In the Heights, and you brought down the house in numerous spoken word showcases and ciphers. You won investment pitch competitions at Ivy League business schools, and you swept up medals at Penn Relays. But what we will remember most are your joyful and determined spirits: You were the friends, classmates, and students who stood up for others, brightened your teachers’ days, and always had each other’s backs. We can’t wait to hear your stories of the new challenges and opportunities in college. We will always be here for you, and you will always be making us proud.

The Class of 2024 is Success Academy’s third graduating class, and like the two classes before them, achieved a 100% college acceptance rate. We are grateful to the college counselors, advisors, deans, K-12 faculty, and school and network teams who supported our scholars to reach this day. Most of all, we appreciate our SA families who have loved these seniors, and have been SA’s steadfast partners in their education since day one. The fact that our seniors are all college bound reflects years of dreaming big, working hard, and persevering. Congratulations, Class of 2024!   

Bolded names indicate “SA firsts” — colleges and universities who accepted their first SA scholar this year. 

Adelphi University

Alfred University

Allegheny College

Assumption College

Babson College

Binghamton University

Boston College

Boston University

Brandeis University

Bryant University

Carnegie Mellon University

Clark Atlanta University

Clark University

Colgate University

College of Staten Island Cuny

Cornell University

Cuny Hunter College

Dartmouth College

Depauw University

Duke University

Emerson College

Emory University

Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham Campus

Fordham University

Franklin and Marshall College

George Washington University

Georgetown University

Gettysburg College

Goucher College

Hartwick College

Hofstra University

Howard University

Iona College

Ithaca College

Kenyon College

Lafayette College

Lehigh University

Macalester College

Maryland Institute College of Art

McDaniel College

Michigan State University

Middlebury College

Morgan State University

Mount Holyoke College

New York University

Norfolk State University

Northeastern University

Northwestern University

Oberlin College

Occidental College

Oglethorpe University

Ohio State University-Main Campus

Pace University

Pratt Institute-Main

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Rhode Island School of Design

Rice University

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rutgers University-Newark

Saint Michael’s College

Seton Hall University

Siena College

Simmons University

Skidmore College

Spelman College

St John’s University-New York

St Olaf College

State University of New York At New Paltz

Stony Brook University

Suffolk University

SUNY at Albany

SUNY At Fredonia

SUNY At Purchase College

SUNY Buffalo State

SUNY College At Brockport

SUNY College At Geneseo

SUNY College At Old Westbury

SUNY College At Oswego

SUNY College At Potsdam

SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology At Cobleskill

SUNY College of Technology At Alfred

SUNY College of Technology At Delhi

SUNY Cortland

SUNY Oneonta

SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Swarthmore College

Syracuse University

Temple University

Tufts University

Tulane University of Louisiana

University At Buffalo

University of Chicago

University of Connecticut

University of Hartford

University of Miami

University of Pennsylvania

University of Richmond

University of Rochester

University of Southern California

University of Virginia-Main Campus

Vanderbilt University

Virginia State University

Wake Forest University

Washington University In St Louis

Yale University

Written by Barbara Gao Shapiro April 20, 2020

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