Education

Minneapolis College Preparatory High School to graduate first senior class

Left to right: Andrew, (accepted to Iowa State University, Concordia University, and the University of St. Thomas) Ka Youa (will attend St. Catherine University and major in Nursing); Shamsa (will attend North Dakota State University to study Agricultural and Biodiversity Engineering); and Sarah.

Left to right: Andrew, (accepted to Iowa State University, Concordia University, and the University of St. Thomas) Ka Youa (will attend St. Catherine University and major in Nursing); Shamsa (will attend North Dakota State University to study Agricultural and Biodiversity Engineering); and Sarah.

In 2012, Minneapolis College Preparatory (MCP) High School opened its doors in North Minneapolis.

Students and families committed to building a school with high expectations for behavior and academics in order for students to be ready for college and beyond. In the past four years, students have received scholarships to attend summer programs at prestigious universities around the country, placed in state poetry competitions, and competed in the state robotics program. This June, 21 seniors will make history as MCP’s first senior class graduates and begins their college journey.

All of MCP’s graduating seniors are college bound, having been accepted into at least one college or university. Together, they have earned more than $192,000 in scholarships and grants.

mcp-logo-finalSarah (last name withheld), a graduate of MCP, is attending Carleton College next fall and plans to study economics and international relations in order to work in the international community.

“(MCP has) given (me) the tools to work with a diverse group of people and shown that it is possible to have multicultural focus in academic curriculum,” said Sarah.

As further examples of student success, three MCP students are pursuing post-secondary education at HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities). One will attend Hampton University in the fall and will major in a STEM field.

May 2, 2016
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