Happy Holidays from CollegeSpring Students!

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The Holiday Season is an exciting time for CollegeSpring as we look back at the amazing accomplishments of CollegeSpring students and look forward to what’s to come. CollegeSpring is especially proud of the students at Alliance Patti & Peter Neuwirth Leadership Academy, a CollegeSpring partner of five years.

Edmond Jarillo, a senior at APPNLA who participated in CollegeSpring during his sophomore, junior and senior year, clearly sees the impact of the CollegeSpring program.“Each year of CollegeSpring increased my SAT scores exponentially.” (Edmond gained 280 points through CollegeSpring!). Edmond is not alone in score gains. Each year, students at APPNLA see average composite score gains of above 170 points through CollegeSpring.

Beyond improving scores, CollegeSpring has also helped improve confidence with college admissions. Before participating in CollegeSpring, “college was more of a concept” for Neuwirth senior Regina Vasquez. “But after CollegeSpring I feel a lot more confident and prepared to succeed in college.” Jorge agrees with Regina, explaining that “college used to be something I thought I could complete, but now I know that I can finish college.”

CollegeSpring is one part of an amazing college-going culture at Alliance Patti & Peter Neuwirth Leadership Academy. In the 2013-2014 school year, APPNLA saw 100% admission and enrollment rates at two or four-year universities. APPNLA has also seen the number of scholarships rise during its partnership with CollegeSpring. During the 2013-2014 academic year, students received $1,485,038 in scholarships, up from $168,648 in the 2011-2012 academic year.

Keep up the good work, Neuwirth seniors! CollegeSpring can’t wait to see all that 2016 has in store for you.