One Bronx high school offers at-risk kids the opportunity to become college grads

The Lincoln Academy of Science has a reputation for turning potential dropouts into scholars.

The high school was established in 1987 by a group of educators who wanted to give potential dropouts a chance to succeed. It is located on the campus of Hostos Community College, putting average and below-average students in a college-like environment.

About 70 percent of Lincoln Academy's students are immigrants and for many English is their second language. The school's family oriented approach is what makes it so successful. Parents are included in all aspects of their child's education and are even given opportunities of their own. The school offers parents GED classes and English as a Second Language classes.

About 80 percent of Lincoln Academy students go on to college.

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