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Confluence Preparatory Academy, Elite Academy School Profile

Student Demographics*

Grades:           7-12

Enrollment:    722

Sponsor:          University of Missouri-Columbia

Gender:          Male – 51%                 Female – 49%                         

Race/Ethnicity*:          Black/African American – 98.3%      Hispanic – 0.83%           Two or More Races/Other – 0.83%

Free/Reduced Lunch**    

Average ACT Composite:        14.4

4-year Graduation Rate:                       91.6%                                      5-year Graduation Rate: 67%
            Post-Secondary Education:      31.5% 4-year college               24% 2-year college
            2016 DESE data
* Confluence Student Information System, winter/spring 2017
** Confluence Charter Schools provides free breakfast and lunch to all students as Aspire Academy, Confluence Academy-Old North, Confluence Academy-South City and Confluence Preparatory Academy through the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program.

Key Facts

  • Confluence Preparatory Academy opened in 2008 at the Confluence Academy-South City campus. In 2009, CPA moved to downtown St. Louis, next to Central St. Louis Public Library.
  • CPA is a Missouri A+ High School. Students in the A+ Program commit to community service through tutoring, earning a minimum 2.5 GPA and maintaining good citizenship to receive free tuition to a community college in the state of Missouri after graduation.
  • CPA is involved in the Gateway2Change St. Louis Student Summits on Race.
  • Elite Academy was established in 2015-2016 with 130 students in grades 7-8 who attended Confluence Academy-Walnut Park, now known as Aspire Academy.
  • In 2016-2017, Elite Academy expanded its program to include middle school students from Confluence Academy-Old North.
  • CPA’s FIRST Robotics team, RoboSWAG, Team 4331, consistently participates in the St. Louis FIRST Robotics Regionals in the spring. FIRST – For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology – is based in science, technology, engineering and math and develops skills in students through robotics.
  • Traditionally, more than 50 percent of CPA students attended a Confluence Charter School.
  • CPA graduated its sixth class of students in May 2017 with 80 seniors. Students earned $129,000 in college aid.
  • In 2017-2018, Project Lead The Way will begin at CPA with Principles of Biomedical Science. PLTW is a nonprofit organization that provides transformative learning experiences for students in K-12 in pathways that include computer science, engineering and biomedical science.

  • Advanced Placement in English language and psychology are taught at Confluence Preparatory Academy.