For more than 600 days of school over the past three years, Adrian Alcazar (NPA Class of 2012) managed to get to school every day on time. He joins a select group of students over the past eight years who have earned perfect attendance for their three years of middle school at Nativity Prep.
Adrian was one of several recipients—scholarship-award winners and recipients of special recognition for outstanding achievement over the past three years—for our commencement ceremony on June 15th. Nativity Prep Academy’s Class of 2012 is the eighth class of graduates; they will join their alumni peers from previous classes beginning this fall at a number of great college-prep high schools in San Diego—among them, The Bishop’s School, The Academy of Our Lady of Peace, Cathedral Catholic, Saint Augustine High School, Francis Parker School, High Tech High, and Mater Dei Catholic High School.
Our work each year culminates, in one sense, with the celebration for our graduating students. Our work continues, however, for the next eight years, as our alumni pursue their high school careers and begin preparation for college. One of the more unique features of our school is this 11-year commitment we make to our students, beginning when they matriculate as sixth graders in our middle school. Through our comprehensive Graduate Support Program (GSP), each graduating eighth grader is matched with an adult volunteer college coach to help him or her stay on track with their academic and extracurricular work throughout high school, as they make their way to college.
The NPA alumni Class of 2008 this year were accepted to a variety of two- and four-year colleges and universities—among them, UC Irvine, UC Santa Cruz, University of San Francisco, and Saint Mary’s College. All 20 of the students from NPA’s Class of 2008 will continue their post-secondary careers at these schools, and others, on their way to earning their college degree.
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