While we are engaged once again in online learning, navigating the many challenges COVID has thrown us, becoming reinstated as a UWC school, and successfully finding a way to purchase the school from our founder, the Grade 12 students and a few students from Class of 2019 spent a good part of this school year applying to college or university. As we have mentioned before, this is an exceptionally challenging endeavour for our students, full of uncertainties and unknowns as most only know the schools they are applying to from online information, friends who may be there, or visits from admission officers. Normally, in this last week of April for schools in the USA, Canada and other places in the world, students have to make a final decision for colleges and universities that have accepted them, though this year the traditional deadline of 1st May has been shifted later a month or so later to accommodate the challenges COVID has brought about. Further, there is great uncertainty whether colleges will be able to open as normal for on campus learning for the start of the 2020-2021 school year.
This year, we have once again had great success in our applications, as our students have been accepted to a wide range of colleges and universities around the world. Final decisions will not be fully confirmed until the IB releases the Diploma results on 5th July, so we are not certain where each student will enrol. Further, many of our students are taking a gap year or are choosing a different path than university after completing UWCT. Most though, do go on to university, and we would like to share the names of colleges and universities students have been accepted to. We are indeed fortunate to work with such an exceptional group of young people. They are the future, and they are inspiring with their hope, intelligence, compassion, humour and determination to make our world a better place to live for all beings.