Class of 2016 Graduation Day
Posted on 06/06/2016
Detroit’s Jalen Rose Leadership Academy (JRLA), which graduated their inaugural class last year, will
celebrate its second class of graduates on Saturday, June 11th. One hundred percent of the Class of
2015 and 2016 graduates gained college, trade/technical school or military acceptance. Off to a very
strong start, JRLA has graduated more than 90 percent of all of their scholars and sent more than 90
percent to college, technical school or the military.
JRLA is one of the few high schools in Detroit that works aggressively to raise funds for private
scholarship dollars for its students. In addition, several students received full-ride scholarships to the
schools of their choice, including University of Michigan, University of Michigan Dearborn, University of
Detroit Mercy and Michigan State University. Many received partial academic scholarships as well, with
the total amount of gifted aid for the Class of 2016 reaching nearly $4 million.
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