Great Hearts Graduation Rates Surpass National Averages
Students Awarded Millions in Scholarship Dollars and Earned High Marks on Test Scores
Arizona and Texas – The numbers are in, and Great Hearts Academies, a nonprofit network of tuition-free public charter schools in Texas and Arizona, is excited to announce its 2019 graduating class of seniors were awarded more than $41.1 million in scholarships, with 80% of those dollars earned based on merit. Ninety-seven percent of graduating students will also directly attend college.
“This has been an incredible year for all of our students and faculty,” said Dan Scoggin, co-founder of Great Hearts. “To see these seniors succeed and continue on with their education is both inspiring and rewarding for all of us at Great Hearts.”
Great Hearts students surpassed the national average of 20.8 on the ACT, with an average score of 27.05. SAT scores followed a similar pattern of exceeding the national average of 1068, with Great Hearts students earning an average score of 1267. In total, the 498 graduating seniors were accepted to 354 colleges around the world. Of those, 46% will move forward in the STEM field.
“While we are proud of our college-going results, there is even a more important outcome of our classical program,” said Scoggin. “Great Hearts graduates are thoughtful and moral scholars who are ready to deploy their talents for a greater good.”
Great Hearts is a nonprofit network of tuition-free public charter schools dedicated to improving education nationwide through classical preparatory K-12 academies. There are 29 schools and 18,000 students throughout Phoenix, Ariz., San Antonio, and Irving, Texas. More information can be found at greatheartsamerica.org.
About Great Hearts
Great Hearts is a nonprofit network of tuition-free public charter schools dedicated to improving education nationwide through classical preparatory K-12 academies. As the largest provider of liberal arts classical education campuses in the country, Great Hearts Academies serve more than 17,000 students at 29 tuition-free public schools in greater Phoenix, Ariz. and San Antonio and Irving, Texas, with waitlists that typically exceed enrollment. Great Hearts provides a robust liberal arts curriculum incorporating advanced math and science, a focus on the arts and foreign language, and a range of extra-curricular activities and athletics. Learn more at www.greatheartsamerica.org.