Thirty-eight seniors graduating May 20 from University Academy, a K-12 charter school at 6801 Holmes Street in Kansas City (Mo.), earned a record of more than $6 million in scholarships to continue their education at colleges and universities nationwide. Last year’s scholarship record was about half this year’s amount for the school’s 37 graduates.
One hundred percent of University Academy’s graduates were selected to at least two colleges/ universities, and 53% were accepted to at least one college/university ranked in the Top 150 of U.S. News & World Report rankings. Senior Jazmyne Smith, the first student in the school’s 15-year history to be accepted to an Ivy League college or university, will attend the University of Pennsylvania in the fall.
University Academy is sponsored by the Charter School Center at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Education.