More than 50 top local and national secondary schools attend High Jump’s annual High School Fair to recruit eighth graders completing the program.

High Jump has helped more than 900 middle school students gain admission to prestigious college prep high schools.

More than 89 percent of High Jump alumni will go on to attend 4-year colleges and universities this year.



More than $2.5M in scholarship funds were committed to graduates of 2014’s Cohort 24 by independent, boarding, and parochial schools.





Since 1989, 99 percent of High Jump alumni have graduated from top college prep high schools across the country.



Impact Framework


High School Choice

Our graduates continue their academic careers at a wide variety of highly ranked college preparatory high schools, including:

      • Boarding Schools
      • Choate Rosemary Hall
      • Western Reserve Academy
      • Independent Schools
      • Francis W. Parker School
      • Latin School of Chicago
      • University of Chicago
        Laboratory Schools
      • Selective Admissions Chicago Public Schools
      • Jones College Prep
        High School
      • Northside College
        Preparatory High School
      • Walter Payton College
        Preparatory School
      • Whitney Young Magnet
        High School
      • Lane Technical High School
      • Lincoln Park High School,
        IB Program
      • Lindblom Math
        and Science Academy
      • Marine Math & Science
        Military Academy
      • North Grand College
        Preparatory High School
      • Prosser Academy High School,
        IB Program
      • Parochial Schools
      • Cristo Rey Jesuit Guerin
        College Prep High School
      • Holy Trinity High School
      • Queen of Peace
      • St. Ignatius College Preparatory High School
      • St. Scholastic Academy, IB Program

Of the 92 percent of High Jump alumni attending college, nearly half attend “Top 50” universities and liberal arts colleges, as ranked by U.S. News and World Report. Graduates of our most recent cohorts to enter college have continued their studies at:

      • Bates College
      • Beloit College
      • Boston University
      • Carnegie Mellon University
      • Columbia University
      • Columbia’s Fu School of Engineering
      • Connecticut College
      • Cornell University
      • DePaul University
      • DePauw University
      • Drake University
      • Grinnell College
      • Hampton University
      • Harvard University
      • Illinois State University
      • Knox College
      • Macalester College
      • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
      • Marquette University
      • Miami University
      • Northwestern University
      • Princeton University
      • Purdue University
      • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
      • School of the Museum
        of Fine Arts, Boston
      • Tufts University
      • University of Dayton
      • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
      • University of Missouri
      • University of Southern California
      • University of Chicago
      • University of Wisconsin-Madison
      • Wesleyan University
      • Yale University
“Often the only difference between our success and utter failure is the presence of people in our lives who dare to believe in our possibility… Programs like High Jump are necessary because the playing field continues to be incredibly uneven… Beneficiaries of programs like High Jump are usually the ones who beat the odds.”

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