Promise Program Status Update

As of November 2021

In fall 2015, the first public high school freshmen (Class of 2019) were given the opportunity to sign up for the Harper Promise Scholarship Program. Currently there are five cohorts signed up for Promise – the high school classes of 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024. After the Spring of 2021, the first cohort of Promise Scholars completed the program. 

Beginning second semester of their freshmen year, Promise scholars are tracked on the criteria of attendance, rigor/quality, persistence and community service. Tracking of student eligibility will continue through high school and upon enrollment at Harper College. Below is a breakdown by cohort of the students who remain eligible. Information is also provided about initial enrollment in the program.

Students Progress by Cohort

High School Class of 2019  
Freshman Sign up 4,607 (65%) of total freshman class (enrolled/total class)
Sophomores Continuing 2,576 (36%) of total class continuing on (continuing/total class)
Juniors Continuing 2,000 (28%) of total class continuing on (continuing/total class)
Seniors Continuing 1,380 (20%) of total class continuing on (continuing/total class)
Scholars beginning at Harper 421 (6%) of total class continuing on (continuing/total class)
Continuing to Second Semester        303 (4%) of total class continuing on (continuing/total class)
Continuing to Third Semester 238 (3%) of total class continuing on (continuing/total class)
Continuing to Fourth Semester 181 (2.5%) of total class continuing on (continuing/total class)
Completing the Program 169 (2.4%) of total class continuing on (continuing/total class)

 

High School Class of 2020  
Freshman Sign up 5,558 (83%) of total freshman class (enrolled/total class)
Sophomores Continuing 2,852 (43%) of total class continuing on (continuing/total class)
Juniors Continuing 2,094 (31%) of total class continuing on (continuing/total class)
Seniors Continuing 1,420 (21%) of total class continuing on (continuing/total class)
Scholars beginning at Harper 480 (7%) of total class continuing on (continuing/total class)
Continuing to Second Semester        316 (5%) of total class continuing on (continuing/total class)
Continuing to Third Semester 221 (3.3%) of total class continuing on (continuing/total class)
   
   

 

High School Class of 2021  
Freshman Sign up 5,595 (86%) of total freshman class (enrolled/total class)
Sophomores Continuing 2,781 (43%)of total class continuing on (continuing/total class)
Juniors Continuing 2,135 (33%) of total class continuing on (continuing/total class)
Seniors Continuing 1,855* (29%) of total class continuing on (continuing/total class)
Scholars beginning at Harper           503 (7.7%) of total class continuing on (continuing/total class)
   
   
   
   

 

High School Class of 2022  
Freshman Sign up 6,374 (95%) of total freshman class (enrolled/total class)
Sophomores Continuing                  2,967 (44%) of total class continuing on (continuing/total class)
Juniors Continuing 2,802* (42%) of total class continuing on (continuing/total class)
Seniors Continuing 1,571 (23%) of total class continuing on (continuing/total class)
   
   
   
   
   

 

High School Class of 2023  
Freshman Sign up 6,318 (93%) of total freshman class (enrolled/total class)
Sophomores Continuing                  5,719* (84%) of total class continuing on (continuing/total class)
Juniors Continuing 2,125 (31%) of total class continuing on (continuing/total class)
   
   
   
   
   
   

 

High School Class of 2024  
Freshman Sign up 6,212 (93%) of total freshman class (enrolled/total class)
Sophomores Continuing                   2,496 (37%) of total class continuing on (continuing/total class)
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Class of 2025

Currently enrolling

*Due to COVID-19 Pandemic, for the 2019/2020 school year, no students were dismissed due to the Community Service criteria, and the Attendance criteria at the high school was adjusted to only track until March 1. This led to much higher number of students meeting their requirements for the 2019/2020 school year


Initial Enrollment
 

  D211 D214 D220 D155 Total
Enrolled
 Total class population
Class of 2019 enrollment 2,019 
(64% of district) 
 2,165 
(68% of district)
 416
(57% of district)
 7
(29% of district)
 4,607
(65% of total class population)
7,088 
Class of 2020 enrollment 2,202
(74% of district)
2,695
(92% of district)
653
(83% of district)

(32% of district)
5,558
(83% of total class population)
6,703
Class of 2021 enrollment  2,312
(80% of district)
2,653
(92% of district)
610
(85% of district)
 20
(87% of district)
5,595
 
(86% of total class population)
6,497
Class of 2022 enrollment 3,000 
(99% of district)
2,732 
(91% of district)
630 
(87% of district)
12 
(60% of district)
6,374 
(95% of total class population)
6,737
Class of 2023 enrollment 2,995
(97% of district)
2,765
(93% of district)
549
(76% of district)
9
(75% of district)
6,318 
(93% of total class population)
6,796
Class of 2024 enrollment 2,831
(97% of district)
2,668
(88% of district)
700
(100% of district)
13
(76% of district
6,212 
(93% of total class population)
6,650

 

Last Updated: 12/8/21