Kingsway students admitted to America’s most elite colleges & universities
Woolwich Twp. – Harvard, Penn, Cornell, Brown and the Naval Academy are just a sample of the more than 200 colleges and universities granting admission to Kingsway Regional High School students last spring. According to the college admissions report released by school officials, Kingsway students were accepted to 27 of the top colleges and universities ranked by the U.S. News & World Report as the “Best National Universities for 2022.”
In fact, the last three graduating classes have gained admission to some of the Nation’s most elite schools, including Princeton, Georgetown, West Point and Carnegie Mellon.
Kingsway reports that 85 percent of last year’s high school graduates are pursuing higher education, submitting a record 2,204 college applications. One of many factors influencing these outcomes pertains to Kingsway’s unique partnerships with many area colleges and universities for 21 of its high school course offerings. Creating opportunities for students to begin at schools of higher education before receiving their high school diplomas, boosts student confidence when the time comes to start the college application process.
While impressive, school officials are not surprised. Kingsway Regional High School continues to outperform other area high schools in multiple performance measures and has been touted as a top high school in Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties.
“We are keeping very good company,” said Superintendent Dr. James J. Lavender, “we are now rubbing elbows with Moorestown, Haddonfield, Eastern, among others, as a top high school in South Jersey.”
New Jersey’s Public High School Report Card shows Kingsway’s high school students rank in the top twelve for SAT scores, top ten for graduation rates and ranks second only to Cherry Hill East in the number of Advanced Placement (AP) Classes Offered. Kingsway also has the proud distinction of ranking first in the number of students taking AP Classes.
School officials have been intentional about improving college acceptance, having designed academic programs in a way that better positions Kingsway students to compete for admission to the colleges of their choosing. High school students are afforded many opportunities to engage in rigorous curriculum and electives that meet their individual needs and interests through the district’s six (6) Programs of Study; assisting students in identification of their future college and career goals, corresponding to sixteen (16) nationally recognized career clusters.
“We are proud that our students are positioned well for college acceptance,” Lavender continued. “We are equally proud to see that the Nation’s top colleges and universities recognize the academic ability and potential of our students.”
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About the Kingsway Regional School District
Kingsway is a limited purpose regional school district that offers its students a rigorous academic program and a myriad of enrichment programs and services for students in grades 7 to 12. Kingsway Regional Middle School (Grades 7 to 8) and Kingsway Regional High School (Grades 9 to 12) cater to the individual needs of our students and promote opportunities for students to pursue their own areas of interest. Our population of nearly 3,000 students is multicultural and reflects the diversity of the communities it serves. Its mission is to ensure that all students receive rigorous and engaging instructional experiences that promote high levels of student achievement, including those with diverse learning needs. To learn more visit the District’s website at http://krsd.org/Page/1.
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