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Great Hearts Arizona Graduates Boast SAT Scores 177 Points Above National Average
By Claire Natale - Monday Aug 23, 2021
The numbers are in, and Great Hearts Academies, a nonprofit network of tuition-free public charter schools in Arizona and Texas, is excited to announce its 2021 graduating class of seniors in Arizona were awarded more than $46 million in merit-based scholarships. Ninety-five percent of the 569 graduates went on to immediately attend college.

“The accomplishments of our scholars is astonishing given the challenges they faced the last two years during a pandemic,” said Jay Heiler, CEO of Great Hearts Academies. “Our seniors chose to strive for excellence. The team of educators at Great Hearts worked tirelessly to cultivate these young minds and set them up for a successful path to the next chapter. We are proud to watch these young adults continue in their success, wherever their journeys may take them.”

Great Hearts Arizona students surpassed the national averages with an average ACT score of 28 and SAT average score of 1237. In total, 67% of Great Hearts Arizona students received merit-based scholarships, 56% will move forward in the STEM field, seven students were named National Hispanic Scholars, and nine students were National Merit Finalists.

“This is our largest graduating class of seniors and we only continue to expand the Great Hearts network in Arizona and Texas,” said Heiler. “Our students leave the academies with a robust classical education, making them ready for that next step in their academic careers.”

Great Hearts has plans to open additional locations in Buckeye, Ariz., San Antonio, and Ft. Worth, TX. in August of 2022, and will be expanding its Anthem Preparatory campus in Arizona.

Great Hearts is a nonprofit network of tuition-free public charter schools dedicated to improving education nationwide through classical preparatory K-12 academies. There are 37 schools and 22,000 students throughout Phoenix, Ariz., San Antonio, Ft. Worth, and Irving, Texas. More information can be found at greatheartsamerica.org.

About Great Hearts
Great Hearts is a nonprofit network of tuition-free public charter schools dedicated to improving education nationwide through classical preparatory K-12 academies. As the largest provider of liberal arts classical education campuses in the country, Great Hearts Academies serve more than 22,000 students at 37 tuition-free public charter schools in greater Phoenix, Ariz. and Texas, with waitlists that typically exceed enrollment. Great Hearts provides a robust liberal arts curriculum incorporating advanced math and science, a focus on the arts and foreign language, and a range of extra-curricular activities and athletics. Learn more at http://www.greatheartsamerica.org.