Alcovy High School’s class of 2010 has been offered over $1.7 million in scholarships this year, according to a press release from the Newton County School System.
A total of 27 different colleges and universities from 12 different states contributed to this year’s class total. This includes academic, athletic, merit and military scholarships. HOPE scholarships are not included in this list and are calculated separately. The senior class has submitted 112 acceptance letters from 36 different colleges across Georgia and 13 different states.
Locally, the class total includes 22 scholarships donated through 17 different organizations totaling $20,550.
Alcovy High School is a sponsor of the Georgia Work Ready Program. Earning a Work Ready Certificate sets students apart from other job seekers competing for employment. Collectively, 94 percent of the 202 AHS seniors who took the assessment earned a Work Ready Certificate. Thirty-three students earned a gold level certificate, 123 students earned a silver level certificate and 33 students earned a bronze level certificate. The seniors’ scores at AHS surpassed the other two high schools in the county and the percentage of students who earned a Work Ready Certificate at AHS also surpassed the county average as a whole. Students who earned a Work Ready Certificate have been awarded a kelly-green cord that they will be wearing at graduation.
Following is a break-down of the scholarships:
College and university scholarship total amount offered: $1,257,790
Military appointment/GI Bill: $501,000
Local scholarship total: $20,500
Total monetary offerings to AHS senior class of 2010: $1,779,290