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Milwaukee’s Riverside University High School partners with Schuler Scholar Program

By Tim Moran

MILWAUKEE – The Schuler Scholar Program is expanding its footprint in Milwaukee, offering more college opportunities to students at a second school in the city. 

Schuler recently announced a new partnership with Riverside University High School in the Riverside Park neighborhood of north Milwaukee. Based in Illinois, the Schuler program helps high-achieving and under-represented high school students succeed at highly selective colleges. 

"Schuler is excited to expand in Milwaukee.

"Kate Beazley, Schuler's school director at Riverside, said. "We are looking forward to showing them the variety of opportunities that are available to them." 

Beazley said that the Schuler program plans to expand support in the Milwaukee area over the next several years, including in public and charter schools.

Schuler selects a group of 15 or so high-achieving freshman students at their partner high schools every year. From then until graduation, the program helps introduce the selected scholars to the colleges and universities that are right for them and provides support to prepare them to attend those schools. 

"We take students to visit college campuses throughout the country. The opportunity to see the schools in person can help them find the best fit for them," said Beazley, who previously served as Schuler's school director at Nicholas Senn High School in Chicago. "We also make sure to keep families involved, always inviting them to be part of the process throughout." 

"We individualize support based on each students' needs," she added. 

Schuler's list of partner colleges is in the hundreds, with top institutions such as Stanford University, Cornell University and the University of Pennsylvania included. 

Having already worked with the Golda Meir School in Milwaukee for the last few years, Riverside will be the second high school outside of Chicagoland to benefit from Schuler. 

Riverside Principal Mr. Jeffrey Lasky said he's "extremely excited" about the partnership. 

"We have a good-sized group of high-performing students within Riverside, and to provide this level of intensive support to get into high-achieving liberal arts colleges is an amazing opportunity," he said. 

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Mr. Lasky and Kate Beazley
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