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2019 Norwalk High Grads Accepted to Over 300 Colleges

2019 Norwalk High Grads Accepted to Over 300 Colleges Across the Country
Posted on 06/12/2019
Norwalk High School logoNearly 380 Norwalk High School seniors will accept diplomas this evening at the 117th annual commencement at Testa Field. This year’s graduates were accepted to over 300 universities including Boston College, Central Connecticut State University, Carnegie Mellon University, Dartmouth College, Emory University, George Washington University, Harvard College, Miami University, New York University, Temple University, Tufts University and more.

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2019 Senior Class President Stephanie Corrales will offer remarks to the graduates Class Secretary Dayanara Acuna and Treasurer Julia Sferlazza will present class gifts, and Class Vice President Jaquell Wilson will present to the retiring teachers.  Christian Emilios Gavrielidis, the Class Salutatorian, will then address graduates, followed by Class Valedictorian Julia Turek, representing Norwalk Early College Academy, and Class by Valedictorian Gianluca Adolfo Trofa. This year’s program recognizes members of the National Honor Society as well as students who graduated in the top ten percent of their class. 

As part of Norwalk Public School’s commitment to offer school choice, Norwalk High School offers a diverse range of opportunities, pathways and curriculum, including the Digital Media and Communications Academy.  Norwalk High is also home to the Norwalk Early College Academy (soon to be renamed P-TECH Norwalk High School), which offers students the opportunity to earn both a high school diploma and an Associate in Applied Science degree from Norwalk Community College at the same time. This is the second graduating class from Connecticut's first P-TECH school, a partnership between NPS, Norwalk Community College and IBM. 

Additionally, a group of students will be awarded the Connecticut State Seal of Biliteracy. This honor, established by the State Board of Education, acknowledges that a student has demonstrated mastery of two or more languages. The Seal of Biliteracy also provides recognition to English learners for the great value of developing English and maintaining their primary language.

Norwalk High Seal of Biliteracy Recipients

The overall NPS graduation rate for 2018 was higher than the State for the fourth year in a row.  This ranking positions NPS as first in our District Reference Group (DRG), which compares NPS with other districts with similar socioeconomic status across the state. Increasing Norwalk's graduation rate is part of the overall district objectives to implement the right strategies, systems and supports to ensure that all students leave Grade 12 ready for future academic or work success.