Entire Soulsville Charter School graduating class accepted to four year colleges, universities

Entire Soulsville Charter School graduating class accepted to four year colleges, universities

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Soulsville Charter School’s entire graduating class has been accepted to four year colleges and universities.

The school has sent every graduating class member to college since the first class left seven years ago. Senior Jonathon Lee told FOX13 it is because of the environment and standards they set.

He has a full ride to Los Angeles and will major in musical theater.

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“I felt like I was a part of a great family that all wanted to succeed,” Lee said.

He told us he is from Frayser, and was three days into the 8th grade when he found out there was an open slot at Soulsville.

“If I did not come to Soulsville in the 8th great I’m really not sure where I would  be right now or even if college would be in my mind,” Lee said.

99.9% of the students are first generation college attendees.

“You don’t have to be a statistic and just be great,” Lee said.

Once the students are enrolled, the principal tells me they have to apply for at least six scholarships. They want to make sure the kids have enough support to finish their four year program.