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Q2: How Do We Know Consortium Schools Work?

We know because:
Consortium dropout rates are EXTREMELY LOW*
Consortium: 9.9%
City-wide rate: 19.3%

We know because:
College acceptance rates are EXTREMELY HIGH*
Consortium schools: 91.0%
City-Wide: 62.6%

*Source: New York City Board of Education

Consortium students are awarded thousands of dollars in scholarships.
Our students have won scholarships and awards from programs such as:

  • The New York Times
  • National Merit Scholarship Board
  • The Presidential Scholars Program
  • UFT Scholarship Fund
  • Leaders of Tomorrow
  • Barnard College Essay Writing Awards
  • Scholastic Writing Awards
  • Posse
  • Urban League
  • Macy Foundation
Consortium students are accepted by colleges and universities in impressive numbers. The following schools offered places to our recent graduates:

American University
DePauw
McGill
Skidmore
Antioch
Fordham
Mount Holyoke
Smith
Barnard
Goucher
Northeastern
Swarthmore
Bard
Hamilton
Northwestern
Tufts
Beloit
Hampshire
NYU
University of Chicago
Bennington
Hampton
Oberlin
University of Michigan
Berkelee College of Music
Harvard
Penn State
University of Vermont
Brown
Haverford
Princeton
Vassar
Bryn Mawr
Howard
Reed
Wellesley
Clark
Ithaca
Rensselaer Polytechnic
Wesleyan
Columbia
Julliard
Sarah Lawrence
Yale
Cornell
Macalester
School of the Visual Arts
Most CUNY and SUNY



The National Center for Fair & Open Testing is an advocacy organization working to end the abuses, misuses and flaws of standardized testing and ensure that evaluation of students and workers is fair, open, and educationally sound.

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