Charter school sending graduates to Ivy League

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Urban Prep Academy, Chicago’s all-male African-American charter high school, has another first. It will send its first students to an Ivy League school.

CHICAGO (AP) — Urban Prep Academy, Chicago’s all-male African-American charter high school, has another first. It will send its first students to an Ivy League school. This fall, seniors Matthew Williams and Julius Claybron will be attending Cornell University. School officials say Williams has also been accepted into Dartmouth College. Williams and Claybron joined with 102 others in the class of 2011 in putting on baseball caps representing the colleges they will attend during a ceremony at U.S. Cellular Field. Among the college picks were Morehouse, Grinnell and the University of Michigan. Founder and CEO Tim King says it is the second consecutive year all seniors at Urban Prep’s Englewood campus were accepted into college Chicago’s Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel used the event to promote a longer school day for public school students. Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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