ST. LOUIS (KMOV) -- Four seniors from the St. Louis Public School District will attend prestigious Ivy League schools in the fall.
Metro Academic and Classical High School seniors Jennifer Lunceford, Nicholas Schmidt, Sarah Harrington and Xavier duMaine will each graduate this year with an International Baccalaureate diploma.
Lunceford will attend Yale University and major in American Studies, while Schmidt will go to Princeton University for engineering and visual arts.
Harrington has been accepted to Cornell University and Swarthmore College to study engineering, and duMaine was accepted into University, Penn, Columbia University, and Brown.
In 2010, the St. Louis Public School District’s graduation rate was 60.1 percent, the highest since 2005. In addition, seniors who graduated in 2009 and 2010 earned over $75 million in scholarships, awards, and grants, highlighting efforts to pursue higher education opportunities upon graduation. This year, the graduating class of 2011 will be the first SLPS students to qualify for the Missouri A+ Program, which provides with free tuition for two full academic years at any Missouri community college, vocational school or technical school to eligible graduates.