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Aspire Public Schools

About the School:
Aspire Public Schools is a nonprofit organization that is also one of the highest-performing public school systems in California. The 30 (and growing) open-enrollment, public charter schools are located across the state of California and focus on one goal: preparing urban students for college.

The Mission:
"College for certain."

Academic Results:
Aspire's first three graduating classes achieved a 100 percent acceptance rate to four-year colleges or universities. Many of these graduates will be the first in their families to pursue an undergraduate degree.

According to 2009–2010 Academic Performance Index (API) scores, Aspire Public Schools ranks first among districts serving low-income communities for the second year in a row.

The Future:
Aspire plans to open three to four new schools each year to provide quality educational opportunities for even more California children.

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