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What I like the most about South High is that it not only prepares me for the academic world, but the real world, as well. South High’s diverse population gives me a glimpse of the people that I’ll encounter once I finish with high school and move on to higher education. At South High, I meet students from all corners of the world. South High’s rigorous AP classes have prepared me for what I will meet once enter college, making things much easier.

~ Abena Badu, GSA student Class of 2016

Many students aspire for an IVY League education, but few get accepted and it can be cost prohibitive. There are award winning alternatives... The ALT-IVIES

Just to mention a few colleges and university.... for consideration

The ALT-IVIES

15 Colleges with Blue Chip Reputations

With skyrocketing application rates, these schools—once safeties—are now at the top of valedictorians' lists.

Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA
Carleton College, Northfield, MN
Carnegie Mellon Univ. Pittsburg, PA
Babson College, Babson Park, MA
Northwestern Univ. Evanston, IL
Vanderbilt Univ. Nashville, TN
Duke Univ. Durham, NC
Williams College, Williamstown, MA
Bowdoin College, Brunswick, MA
Davidson College, Davidson, NC
Rice University, Houston, TX
Pomona College, Claremont, CA
Univ. of California, Berkley, CA
Calif. Institute of Tech., Pasadena, CA
Washington Univ. St. Louis, MO

https://www.townandcountrymag.com/society/g22094668/best-college-alternatives-to-ivy-league/

What are the Qualities a college wants?

  • Leadership
  • A willingness to take risks
  • Initiative
  • A sense of social responsibility
  • A commitment to service
  • Special talents or abilities

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/get-in/applying-101/character-counts-what-are-colleges-looking-for


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