Milford Public School 2021 post-secondary plans

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While this is certainly an unusual way to spend their last 18 months in the Milford Public School District, the 2021 class members were ready to ‘represent’ when they began their post-secondary experiences last month. About 87% of Milford’s graduates this year have participated in a wide variety of 4-year, 2-year or military professional training programs this fall, many of whom have enrolled in some of the most rigorous programs in the country.

A total of 1,469 acceptance letters were sent to MPS students, representing 311 colleges, universities and other post-secondary programs. This fall, 352 students of the 2021 class started their studies. While the COVID-19 pandemic environment still imposes additional considerations on students who choose to live on school campuses, Milford students have started their post-secondary education close to home, across the country and abroad.

In Milford, 57% of people enrolling in post-secondary education programs decided to stay in the state. Connecticut’s public college and university system was an attractive and dominant choice for students, with 92 students choosing to attend one of the state’s institutions. The University of Connecticut was a popular choice, with 51 enrollments in Milford this fall, followed by Southern CT State University (27), Eastern CT State University (7), Central CT State University (5) and from Western CT State University (2).

The two-year programs offered in Connecticut have also proven to be attractive to new graduates. Gateway Community College welcomed 33 new students from Milford, while Housatonic Community College welcomed 10.

Points east, west and overseas

However, members of the 2021 class are “casting a wide net,” with some starting their college experiences in California, Florida, New York, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania, to name a few. Four students decided to start their university experiences abroad by enrolling in schools located in Greece, Scotland and Canada.

Milford well represented in leading colleges

As one of the many measures traditionally used by the district, administrators monitor the number of post-secondary acceptances and enrollments that are defined as “most difficult” and “very difficult” to enter (Peterson’s Guide to Colleges and Universities). This year, 117 Milford graduates were accepted to institutions with the most difficult admission requirements, and 48 eventually enrolled. Members of the 2021 class began their college experiences this fall at Brown University, Dartmouth College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Trinity College, Tufts University and Yale University. Other institutions labeled as “very difficult” that have hosted students from Milford this fall include Boston University, College of the Holy Cross, New York University, Northeastern University, Rensselaer Polytechnic. Institute and Vassar, among others.

Equally impressive was the appointment of a student from Milford to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

School Superintendent Dr Anna Cutaia was not surprised by the depth and breadth of acceptance and enrollment choices from Milford students. “Each year we analyze the post-secondary outcomes and choices of our students and I am proud to say that they have proven, once again, that they are ready and well prepared to pursue their educational dreams through our intentional approach. to make both experiential and experiential learning available – both inside and outside the classroom. With nearly 1,500 Letters of Acceptance issued to students at Milford Public Schools, I offer this as proof that the Milford Public School District is preparing young minds for the future. “

Cutaia continued, “We are proud of the excellent opportunities that have been offered to our students, as evidenced by the choices they made for enrollment, but we are even more pleased with the volume and quality of acceptances received by. them. the choice of where they will go to college is often a personal decision of the family (regarding personal preferences, cost, financial aid, distance and other factors), I consider them letters of acceptance as an even more important feature, supporting the exceptional education Milford students receive. They are prepared and can compete with the best and the brightest – anywhere. “

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