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Preuss School sends seniors off

The Preuss School at UCSD held its high school graduation June 7, and expects to send nearly 100 percent of its graduates on to college next year.

The Preuss School is jointly chartered by the San Diego Unified School District and the University of California, San Diego.

It opened in 1999 with 150 students in grades six through eight. Currently, there are 760 students in grades six through 12.

The Preuss School students are culturally diverse with 59 percent Hispanic, 12 percent African-American, 23 percent Asian/Indo-Chinese and six percent Caucasian.

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The school is designed to be a rigorous college preparatory educational program for children whose families do not have a tradition of college graduation.