We’re excited to push and support all DPHHS scholars to succeed in four-year colleges/universities of their choice!

11th Grade College Readiness

The purpose of this course is to prepare you for success in the college of your choice during your 11th Grade year at Democracy Prep Harlem High School. To that end, this course will focus on finding a match between you and a college. You will engage in careful self-analysis to approach, thoughtfully and seriously, the process of selecting schools to apply to. Additionally, this course will cover an in-depth analysis of the college application process. Your engagement and willingness to accept responsibility for this process—to really participate by doing the hard work of applying to colleges—will demonstrate your readiness for college

ACT Prep

The purpose of this course is to prepare you for success in the college of your choice through the standardized test preparation during your 11th Grade year. To that end, one of the factors in your application process will be standardized test scores. This course addresses improving your standardized test scores for more compelling applications. Scores will be improved through your own hard work and ownership of this process. The more you practice outside of the classroom and own your own process, the higher your scores will be.


Democracy Prep Harlem High School has partnered with A-List, an innovative educational service dedicated to helping students from all backgrounds achieve their academic goals and successfully prepare for educational futures.This course will meet during Monday – Thursday school days. During one of these four class periods each week, students will meet in assigned small groups for targeted tutoring sessions. DPHHS invested in these tutors through A-List to maximize your test score potential.

College/Universities Visited 2015 – 2016

  • Bentley University
  • Boston University
  • Swarthmore
  • Boston College
  • Villanova University
  • Northeastern
  • Franklin and Marshall
  • Amherst College
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Bates
  • Dartmouth
  • Queens University
  • Charlotte
  • Barnard
  • Columbia
  • Cooper Union
  • New York University
  • Syracuse Trinity

Alumni Relations at Democracy Prep

The mission of Democracy Prep Public Schools (DPPS) is to educate responsible citizen scholars for success in the college of their choice and a life of active citizenship. Nearly 90% of all DPPS high school graduates currently attend four-year colleges. 40% of them are at top-tier schools.

The college of your choice.

Below is a list of some of the colleges our scholars have been accepted to. We are so proud of all of the work our seniors have done to prepare themselves for this moment! They have a big and exciting decision to make soon!

SUNY Potsdam

Albright College

Alfred University

Boston College

Boston University

Bowdoin College

Bradley University

Brooklyn College

Clarkson University

Cornell University

CUNY Baruch College

CUNY Brooklyn College

CUNY City College

CUNY City Tech

CUNY Hunter College

CUNY John Jay College

CUNY Lehman College

CUNY Medgar Evers

CUNY Queens College

CUNY York College

Drexel University

Florida Institute of Technology

Harvey Mudd

Howard University

Jacksonville University

Lafayette College

Lehman College

Louisiana State University

Luther College

Manhattan College

Montclair State University

Morrisville University

New York University

North Carolina A&T

Old Dominion University

Pace University

Rensselaer University

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rosemont College

Sage College

Seton Hall

Skidmore College

Spelman College

St. John’s University

St. John’s University (NY)

St. Johns

SUNY Alfred State College of Technology

SUNY Alfred University

SUNY Binghamton University

SUNY Brockport

SUNY Buffalo

SUNY College at Brockport

SUNY College at Fredonia

SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry

SUNY Delhi University

SUNY Fredonia

SUNY Maritime College

SUNY Morrisville State College

SUNY Old Westbury

SUNY Oneonta

SUNY Oswego

SUNY Potsdam

SUNY Purchase College

SUNY Stony Brook University

SUNY University at Albany

SUNY University at Buffalo

Swarthmore University

The Culinary Institute of America (NY)

University at Scranton

University of Bridgeport

University of Connecticut

Utica College

Washington University

Yale University

…and many many more!