University High School Earns College Success 2020 Award

University High School Earns College Success 2020 Award

Our nation’s high schools play a vital role in preparing students to succeed in college and beyond. For the third straight year, Great Schools is proud to honor public high schools that have a successful track record of going beyond simply graduating students to helping them enroll in college and succeed once they get there. The 2020 GreatSchools College Success Award recognizes 2,158 high schools, representing about 21% of eligible public high schools across 29 states.

University High School of Science and Engineering has earned this recognition.

As of May, 2020 the UHSSE Class of 2020 planned to matriculate to the following schools, universities and to the military.

Asnuntuck Community College
Brown University
Capital Community College
Central CT State University
Cornell University
Eastern CT State University
Eastern Mennonite University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Emerson College
Goodwin College
Howard University
Lincoln Technical Institute
Maine Maritime Academy
Manchester Community College
Morgan State University
Northeastern University
Penn State University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Springfield College
Thomas College
Three Rivers Community College
Tunxis Community College
University of Denver
University of Connecticut
University of Hartford
University of Massachusetts
University of New Haven
University of St. Joseph
Wesleyan University
Western New England
William Paterson University
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

“As Principal of University High School I am always proud of  our staff and what they offer students, but what truly impresses me is the dedication and hard work that my students and families put in to take advantage of all we have to offer.  This award is for them.  Our students and their families trust us to do our part, and when we “Shoulder Up” we can accomplish anything.”
— Sean Tomany, Principal, University High School of Science and Engineering

Award-winning schools will receive:

  • A special College Success Award badge on their school profile.
  • Inclusion in a list of winning schools in your state published on
  • A free digital toolkit with promotional materials you can use to communicate your success within your district.
  • Access to College Success Award materials, such as customizable banners, window decals, and other materials you and your community can order on to celebrate your school’s win. ( designed these to make it easier for schools to celebrate their success; GreatSchools does not profit from these purchases.)
  • Inclusion in’s outreach to policymakers, administrators, and education journalists.


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