International Leadership Charter High School Commemorates the Parkland Tragedy
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March 13, 2018
Ruth D. Caraballo RuCaraballo@ilchs.org – 718-562-2300 extension 417
Dr. Elaine Ruiz López - firstname.lastname@example.org – 917-587-6407
International Leadership Charter High School www.ilchs.org
INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARS COMMEMORATE PARKLAND
Scholars from International Leadership Charter High School commemorated the Parkland Tragedy. The International Leadership Charter High School is the first Charter High School in the Bronx NY. Seniors wrote and sent letters to the school expressing their opinions and sympathy. The school held a building wide moment of silence and released purple balloons to celebrate the lives lost on that horrific day just one month ago. “This is a day of civic pride in lives of our scholars”, said Dr. Elaine Ruiz-López, the school’s CEO and Founder.
International Leadership Charter High School is a high performing college-preparatory high school dedicated to empowering tomorrow’s leaders. In 2016 the school had a 96% graduation rate (compared to the NYC average of 61.3%), and a college admissions rate of 100%. The charter school and its students been widely recognized for their achievements: 2013 -2017 the school was ranked #6 out of 500 NYC High Schools and was the recipient of a Bronze Award from the U.S. News & World Report for Best High Schools 2013 nationally. In 2014 Newsweek ranked the International Leadership Charter High School as #137 in the nation for beating the odds for students in poverty in its 2014 "Top High Schools" Special Edition.
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