Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy is an urban college-preparatory magnet school with a 100% four-year college acceptance rate.
We are a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School, one of only two in the state. This award is granted by the U.S. Department of Education to schools deemed exemplary because of high student performance.
Approximately 500 eighth graders apply for about 225 freshman openings; admission requirements include a minimum grade point average of 3.0, national standardized test scores between the 50th and 60th percentile or above, and two teacher recommendations. The total student body takes approximately 1,000 Advanced Placement and/or college courses each year. Collegiate Academy offers 22 Advanced Placement courses. Students enroll annually in more than 650 AP courses, all taught by College Board authorized faculty. Students may also participate in high school dual enrollment courses at local colleges and universities.
Collegiate Academy graduates have an average SAT combined math and critical reading score of 1120 and writing score average of 557. The class of 2012 received over $16.5 million in college scholarship offers.