Los Angeles, Ca. – As high schools across the country experience lower college-going rates among students as a result of the global pandemic, one local high school is seeing the opposite. Math & Science College Prep (MSCP) in South Los Angeles, recently named a California Distinguished School and one of the Best High Schools in the state according to U.S. News & World Reports, has a 91% student acceptance rate to at least 1 four-year university. The school credits its committed counselor corps for its success.
“Beginning in 9th grade, students have individualized meetings with counselors every semester to discuss goals, grade point averages (GPAs), college and career options and more,” said Frances Olivia Chanco, Director of Counseling at STEM Preparatory Schools.