All 64 students at the Theater Arts Production High School in the Tremont section of The Bronx can pat themselves on the back as they’re all headed to colleges or universities across the nation.
The New York City public school, which is only 8 years old, is located in a neighborhood where the graduation rate is just 60%. Yet Tapco, as the school is referred to, has a higher percentage rate with this year’s crop of graduates.
Principal Ron Link said the school’s achievement comes from their it-takes-a-village-mentality.
“The key to our success is the collective work of our entire school,” Link said. “It’s the parents, teachers, staff members, all the way down to the cafeteria workers and custodians.”
The performing arts school is divided up into two parts; the first is for students who want to audition and the second for student who show an interest with production behind the scenes.
“It’s been a very welcoming experience for me,” salutatorian Allen Deleon told PIX11. “I just love the people and environment. It’s like my second home.”
Congrats to the senior class.