FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 4, 2016
Media Relations Specialist
These gowns were made for walking,
and that’s just what they’ll do.
MINNEAPOLIS – Come join The FAIR School seniors as they don cap and gown and participate in a graduation “Senior Walk.” What is a Senior Walk, you ask? It’s a fantastic community event where FAIR’s graduating seniors walk the halls of the K-3 program to inspire, encourage and motivate Minneapolis Public Schools’ (MPS’) youngest learners.
FAIR is the district’s newest high school, and the Class of 2016 is the first to receive their diplomas under the MPS banner. More than 90 percent of this year’s seniors have graduated in four years. Last year, the Class of 2015 established one of the highest graduation rates in Minneapolis Public Schools (88.4 percent) and had little disparity between the graduation rates of African-American students and their white peers, a goal held by MPS and the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE).
The school boasts the lowest suspension rate in MPS, 75% of eligible students take one or more PSEO classes through partnerships with the Minneapolis Community and Technical College, and MDE named FAIR a Celebration School in 2014 and 2015. Next year, FAIR will join Southwest High School as MPS’ two newest Community Partnership Schools.
What: FAIR School Senior Walk
When: Tuesday, June 7
Where: The FAIR School
10 S. 10th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55403