Harlem HS Celebrates Decade Of Perfect College Acceptance

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The Young Women’s Leadership School of East Harlem New York has rounded a decade with 100% of the students being accepted to college.

The flagship East Harlem school was opened in 1996 and follows an all-girls public education model.

According to officials associated with the school, the concept of this single-sex focused school for young women was met with criticism in the beginning on why it was going to focus on just one sex, and whether or not it could be successful. However, the proof is in the numbers.

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Since their first graduating class in 2000, the East Harlem school has had a 100 percent graduation rate in each successive class. Furthermore, it has been rated as being in the top 4 percent of high schools in New York City. Beyond the numbers there are four priority areas the school hones in on that may produce the aforementioned results: Math, Science and technology; Leadership, Health and Wellness and College preparation.

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