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Features May 2007: Volume 4, Number 2
   

Top-10 Preuss

 
     

Preuss School, UCSD's chartered high school, has a lot to celebrate. Newsweek just named it in the top-10 list of best high schools in America. Ranked ninth out of 1,200, it was the only high school in California to land a spot in the top 25. The rankings were based on the average number of college-level tests taken per student, including Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate.

Preuss was designed to provide an intensive college-prep education for motivated low-income students who would be the first in their family to attend college. And a Preuss education is demanding, with over 30 additional minutes of classroom instruction a day and 18 extra school days a year compared to traditional public schools. Each of the 750 students is required to take six AP exams in U.S. history, U.S. government, English language, English literature, biology and chemistry. Over 150 UCSD students volunteer as tutors and the results speak for themselves. A staggering 96 percent of graduates are accepted to four-year universities, including all of the UC campuses and many Ivy Leagues.

Contributors to Making Waves: Mario Aguilera, '89, Rex Graham, Raymond Hardie, Robert Monroe, Neda Oreizy, '08, Doug Ramsey

 

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