Welcome to Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy
Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy is an urban college-preparatory magnet school with a 100% four-year college acceptance rate.
We are a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School, one of only two in the state. This award is granted by the U.S. Department of Education to schools deemed exemplary because of high student performance.
We are ranked #2 in Pennsylvania by Newsweek, The Washington Post, and the U.S. News & World Report, which also awarded us a gold medal. We are ranked among the top one percent of high schools in the country.
Approximately 500 eighth graders apply for about 225 freshman openings; admission requirements include a minimum grade point average of 3.0, national standardized test scores between the 50th and 60th percentile or above, and two teacher recommendations. The total student body takes approximately 800 Advanced Placement courses and over 100 college dual-enrollment courses each year. Collegiate Academy offers 23 Advanced Placement courses, and students enroll annually in more than 650 AP courses, all taught by College Board authorized faculty.
Collegiate Academy graduates have an average SAT combined math and critical reading score of 1127 and writing score average of 556. The class of 2017 received over $17 million in college scholarship offers.