100-percent of this Richmond school’s graduates headed to college

100-percent of this Richmond school's graduates headed to college

Of the 68 high school seniors graduating from Making Waves Academy in Richmond this Thursday, all are headed to college, the school has announced.

Ninety-six-percent of seniors the school at 4123 Lakeside Drive will graduate in a ceremony at the Craneway Pavilion this Thursday. The public charter school serves about 800 students from 5th through 12th grades.

Nearly 75-percent of the graduating seniors at Making Waves Academy are headed to four-year institutions including UC Berkeley, San Francisco State, Cal State East Bay and Mills College. Twenty six-percent are off to two-year institutions.

“With the graduation of this year’s seniors, we will now have students at every level of high school and college for the first time in the Academy’s history,” said Alicia Klein, chair of the Making Waves Academy board.

The school is also expanding at its Lakeside campus with an additional 14 acres and 250,000 square feet of teaching space, according to a statement by the school. By the 2025-2026 school year, the school expects to educate about 1,300 students.