DREAM’s Class of 2024 Postsecondary Commitments

by | Jun 24, 2024 | 0 comments

This month, we’re celebrating DREAM Charter High School’s Class of 2024—a cohort of big dreamers who are forging new paths for themselves, their families, and their communities.

In 2024, 100% of DREAM Charter High School’s graduating class have committed to a college or are pursuing a professional pathway. The Class of 2024—a cohort of 89 graduating seniors, 97% of whom are Black and/or Hispanic and 20% of whom have identified special needs—exemplify what’s possible when we believe and invest in every child and their dreams.

  • The Class of 2024 includes DCHS’s first two Ivy League commitments: Columbia University and University of Pennsylvania.
  • $2 million in grants and scholarships were awarded to DREAM seniors for their first year of college.
  • One DREAM student was awarded the highly competitive QuestBridge Match Scholarship to attend Columbia University on a full academic scholarship.
  • 82% will attend a four-year college or university, 2% have chosen a two-year college, and 16% are expected to enroll in a career pathway program.
  • Of those who will attend a four-year college or university, 33% are headed to private, out-of-state public, or HBCUs; 38% to SUNY 4-year institutions including the high-ranking Binghamton and Albany campuses; and 29% to CUNY 4-year institutions, including Hunter and Baruch.
  • 16 students have committed to Opportunity Programs (HEOP & EOP), accounting for 22% of all committed students.
  • Students entering professional pathways will earn credentials in fields as wide-ranging as construction, culinary, pharmacy tech, electrical installation, and medical assistant programs.

Our outstanding postsecondary results are grounded in our values: above all, our work aims to support student choice and agency in all that we do. And for our graduating seniors, that’s a game-changer.

Read more about the Class of 2024’s accomplishments by clicking here.

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DREAM started in 1991 as Harlem RBI, a volunteer-run Little League for 75 kids in East Harlem. Three decades later, the organization serves 2,500 youth across East Harlem and the South Bronx through a growing network of inclusive, extended-day, extended-year charter schools and community sports-based youth development programs. By developing an education model that is responsive to the unique academic and social needs of every child, DREAM is creating a future where all children are equipped to fulfill their vision of success.

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