STOCKTON – Earlier this month, Stockton schools had several pieces of good news to share.
Nineteen-year old AnaMiguel Rodriguez, became the first SECA student to receive her bachelor’s degree. The school allows students to take community college credits at the same time they are in high school, cutting down on the cost of a college education as well as helping them earn degrees faster.
Then, they earned a gold ranking as one of the best high schools as far as college readiness, according to the U.S. News and World Reports rankings.
Adding to the list of national rankings for Stockton schools is Stockton Collegiate International School. On May 17, the charter school has been acknowledged by the Washington Post as one of the nation’s Most Challenging High Schools.
Stockton Collegiate was ranked at #50 overall and #6 in the state of California.
According to Jay Matthews of the Post, they complied the rankings by taking the total number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given at a school each year and divide by the number of seniors who graduated in May or June.
In an email by IB Diploma Program Coordinator Dan Thiele, Stockton Collegiate has a 100% participation in International Baccalaureate testing, with a 58% pass rate.
“By comparison, Stockton Collegiate abides by the provisions of the California charter school law by holding a random lottery for admission to its programs,” he wrote. ”SECA, also a charter school, does not, as it requires an involved, exclusive process for admission.”
You can view the complete list of the national ranking here.