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Nearly all the Seniors at This Charter School Went to College. Only 6 out of 52 Finished on Time.
Casey Parks

In 2012, almost all of Sci Academy’s seniors were accepted at college; seven years later, 65 percent had dropped out.

Newspapers had reported that nearly everyone in Williams’s graduating class at Sci Academy in New Orleans had been accepted to college, as if they were a group moving toward one unprecedented future together.

We underestimated the importance of social integration,” Beabout said. “We underestimated the cultural gaps between the communities our students come from and the more elite highly selective institutions that a lot of people got placed into.