Once again Veritas Prep Charter School scholars realized the ideal: high growth and high achievement. Our students are once again proving what is possible with hard work and determination. We are so pleased to have expanded our impact last year to serve scholars at the new Veritas Prep Holyoke, a Holyoke Public School, that serves scholars from South Holyoke by assigned enrollment. We are serving the highest needs population in Holyoke, and in our first year of operation scholars at VPH had the second highest growth in the city. Our scholars in Holyoke are now back on a track to academic and life success. The opportunity to serve more students in our region is the result of years of hard work by our tenacious Springfield team who has proven that even in our most struggling communities, students can and will achieve at high levels.

Veritas Prep is successful both because of how deeply we care about each other and also how much we expect from one another. Our team is dedicated to getting it right for our scholars. In their four years with us, our scholars not only achieve at high levels but also grow into incredible young men and women who will make great contributions to our world. We’ve learned as much from them over the years as they have from us. Together, our story is one of students, teachers, leaders, families, and community members supporting each other to raise the bar for ourselves, our scholars, and the world around us.

As we look to the future we are excited about the possibility of expanding our program at Veritas Prep Charter School to serve our Springfield scholars through their high school graduation. Pending approval from the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, we will launch a new and innovative high school in school year 2021-2022. We couldn’t do this work without your support! With this report, we invite you to take a closer look into some of our stories and accomplishments from the 2018-2019 school year.

Rachel Romano