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PC Prep Academy: A-Rated School for Fifth Year

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Phoenix College Prep Academy (PCPA) recently received academic results for the 2020-21 school year.  While the Arizona Department of Education did not issue letter grades for the last school term, due to Covid-19, PCPA would have been recognized as an A-Rated school, for the 5th year in a row⁠—with a score of 96%.

PCPA received 100% of the eligible points on the State Report Card for graduation rates, college and career readiness, and English Language Learning (ELL) growth.  The graduating class of 2021 earned $3.5 million dollars in grants and scholarships, and 53 graduates earned more than 2,300 college credits, with nearly 50% earning their associate degree from Phoenix College before graduating high school.     

          PCPA 2020-21 Academic Year Metrics:
          -  26 seniors with a GPA of 3.25 or higher
          -  44 students with 60+ College Credits
          -  26 graduates earned their associate of arts degrees
          -  8 students earned an associate of arts and an associate of science degree
          -  28 seniors took Phoenix College honor courses
          -  PCPA seniors earned 2,335 College Credits
          -  Graduates earned more than $3.53 million in scholarships and grants

Diversity is a hallmark at Phoenix College Preparatory Academy.  The PCPA student population is comprised of 76% Latinx, refugees, and students where English is not their first language. PCPA also serves a vast community of student’s disproportionately affected by poverty.

At PCPA, every student is a “college student." Faculty and staff use this concept to help close the achievement gap, and every student has the opportunity to earn college credits.  PCPA students also have the opportunity to join various clubs and electives such as yearbook, student government, robotics, Esports, anime, K-Pop, creative writing, student union, storytelling and songwriting. PCPA provides free test prep courses to help students prepare for standardized tests.

PCPA places among the top ten schools in FAFSA (the Free Application for Federal Student Aid) completion in Arizona, and recently received the FAF$A Challenge, Most Innovative Player recognition by the Governor's Office of Education, and The Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education. The award recognizes schools for going above and beyond to increase FAFSA completion rates, helping ensure more Arizona students are equipped to pursue postsecondary success.  90% of PCPA graduates use FAFSA to enter in postsecondary education.

To learn more, visit the PCPA webpage.

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