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Success Academy Largest-Ever Senior Class Achieves 100% College Acceptance Rate

**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, APRIL 20, 2020** Contact: Liz Baker, 646-904-4200 [email protected] Contact: Ann Powell, 646-894-6407 [email protected] classof2024 New York, NY — SA High School of the Liberal Arts’ Class of 2024 (named for their anticipated college graduation date) just achieved a 100% college acceptance rate. The class of 98 seniors will be the third and largest graduating class to date. With an average SAT score of 1268, almost 200 points higher than the national average, this year’s seniors have earned acceptances to a number of highly selective colleges and universities, including Cornell, University of Chicago, Dartmouth, Yale, Northwestern, Middlebury, Duke, and Georgetown. These and over 50 other colleges and universities are “SA firsts” — the first time any SA senior has received an acceptance from that particular institution. “Thanks to the work of our extraordinary faculty, and the steady support of parents and families, these scholars are well prepared for the challenges of college,” said Eva Moskowitz, founder and CEO of Success Academy. “They have read and analyzed poetry, studied calculus, electrical and biomedical engineering and plumbed the primary sources of ancient history. They are ready to show the world just how capable they are. I couldn’t be prouder!”

Class of 2024 College Acceptances: Bolded names indicate “SA firsts” — colleges and universities that accepted their first Success Academy 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 Cornell University CUNY College of Staten Island Cuny CUNY Hunter College Dartmouth College Depauw University Duke University Emerson College Emory University Fairleigh Dickinson University Fordham University Franklin and Marshall College Georgetown University George Washington 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 Pace University Pratt Institute Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Rhode Island School of Design Rice University Rochester Institute of Technology Rutgers University Saint Michael's College Seton Hall University Siena College Simmons University Skidmore College Spelman College St. John's University St. Olaf College Stony Brook University Suffolk University SUNY at Albany SUNY at Cobleskill 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 Technology at Alfred SUNY College of Technology at Delhi SUNY Cortland SUNY New Paltz SUNY Oneonta SUNY Polytechnic Institute Swarthmore College Syracuse University Temple University Tufts University Tulane University 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 Vanderbilt University Virginia State University Wake Forest University Washington University in St. Louis Yale University

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Founded in 2006, Success Academy Charter Schools are free public K-12 schools open to all children in the state through a random lottery. With 45 schools across Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens, Success Academy enrolls 18,000 students, primarily children of color from low-income households in disadvantaged neighborhoods: 74% receive free or reduced-price lunch, 94% are students of color, 16% have disabilities, and 8% are English language learners. Success Academy schools received more than 17,000 applications for about 4,000 open seats for the 2019-20 academic year.

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