Our Impact

SMART’s impact is clear:

  • Since launching our high school program in 2011, 100% of SMART Scholars have graduated high-school and matriculated to college, compared to a 78% high school graduation rate in California and a nationwide 48% college matriculation rate of their low-income peers.

  • While only 21% of very low-income students who enter college will graduate within 6 years, SMART Scholars are currently persisting at a rate of more than 80%.


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