High School Placement
In 7th grade, students and parents/guardians begin working closely with High School Placement Coordinators to ensure that each student carefully considers future educational options; completes required testing, financial aid forms, and applications; and is able to make an informed decision about high school. Consistently, 100% of our graduates continue their educations in either independent, charter, pilot, parochial, or the city’s elite exam schools. None of our graduates go on to attend any of the schools characterized by the media as “dropout factories.”
Graduate Support Program
Our groundbreaking Graduate Support Program (GSP) is used as a model in many similar schools and serves hundreds of young adults. The work of GSP ranges from the informal –e.g., offering “life advice” and academic help after school– to the more formal SAT prep classes and financial aid workshops. GSP also assists with college applications and financial aid workshops, helps graduates find after-school and summer jobs, ensures that graduates know about programs, and facilitates contact among graduates through an active online community and with reunions. We work closely with students, families, and high school admission offices to ensure the most appropriate post-secondary placement for each of our graduates. Epiphany also helps to cover unanticipated but necessary costs that may arise for our graduates, including books and supplies by awarding $125,000 in “last-dollar” scholarships to graduates attending tuition-charging high schools.
Expectations for Graduates
Epiphany expects its graduates to contribute intellectually, morally, and actively to society. Epiphany works to ensure that students receive excellent classroom teaching, individualized attention and instruction in community responsibilities that remain with them for life. In return, Epiphany asks the following of its graduates: