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Entire Success Academy senior class accepted to college

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Every senior in the city’s largest charter school network has been accepted to a college this year, officials said.

All 98 of the 12th Graders at Success Academy’s High School of the Liberal Arts in Manhattan earned admission to universities — including Yale, Penn, Duke and Georgetown.

“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, the network’s founder and CEO.

Success Academy, which enrolls mostly low-income students, said the senior class notched an average SAT score of 1268 en route to their college acceptances — nearly 200 points higher than the national average.

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Eva MoskowitzRobert Miller

“They have read and analyzed poetry, studied calculus, electrical and biomedical engineering and plumbed the primary sources of ancient history,” Moskowitz said in a statement. “They are ready to show the world just how capable they are. I couldn’t be prouder.”

Other local charter school networks with traditionally high college admissions rates — including KIPP NYC, Ascend, and Uncommon Schools — are still receiving their acceptances this year and have yet to tally a final figure, officials said.

Success Academy enrolls roughly 18,000 students across 45 schools in every borough except for Staten Island.

Moskowitz announced earlier this week that the network would maintain a grading system for all students with the city in coronavirus lockdown since March.

“Now is not the time to throw out standards and give up on kids,” she said.

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Success AcademyBrigitte Stelzer

The Department of Education tossed numeric and letter grading for K-8 kids entirely while maintaining them for high school students.

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