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77 students plan to attend schools across the U.S.

COURTESY PHOTO - Happy Corbett graduating seniors are all accepted to colleges and universities.  Corbett High School students gathered earlier this week to hold a "signing" ceremony celebrating the fact that every senior in the high school has been admitted to college.

Corbett High School, one of the highest performing schools in the state, sets the bar high for its students.

"This is all working towards our 100 percent on-time graduation, 100 percent admitted to college and 100 percent college paid for aspiration I have been pushing for six years," said Superintendent Randy Trani.

Of the 77 Corbett graduating seniors, 72 have committed to a college. The students are attending 32 different four-year colleges and four community colleges.

The school requires every high school student to take an Advanced Placement class, which is a college-level course that can give students college credit if they score high enough on a culminating test. Last year, Corbett graduated more than 95 percent of its students, compared with 74 percent statewide.

The students already have earned more than $3 million in financial aid to pay for college, Trani said. This includes scholarships, merit and need-based aid. It also includes college credits students earned by taking Advance Placement courses and getting community college credit while in high school.

Trani predicts that the financial aid figure will increase to $3.5 million in the final tally when all scholarships are awarded and AP credits counted. The student average will likely be about $40,000 each in aid, he said.

Of the graduates who have committed to college, all but two have earned some form of financial aid.

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