A New York City charter school is setting an excellent standard for how to encourage young people to get excited about furthering their education.

As part of an 8-year-tradition, the Bronx Prep Charter School sets aside a day each fall where graduating seniors are allowed to leave school to hand-deliver their college applications to the post office near by.

But that’s not all.

Perhaps the most extraordinarily remarkable detail about the tradition is that other students, alumni, parents and staff stand outside of the high school with signs, balloons and plenty of encouragement to cheer on the seniors as they make their way to the post office. In recent years, school administration has also gone the extra mile for the tradition by providing a DJ and MC to make the occasion that much more special.

Check out the video of last year’s senior class taking part in the big day below.

On a cold November day in 2006, Bronx Prep Charter school had its very first senior class collectively walk to the near by post office to mail off thier college applications. In support, the rest of the high school stood on the side cheering them on as they exited the school and out the gate. Every year since then, Bronx Prep has held this tradition…and it has grown! The entire school is outside with banners and balloons. The staff uses thier talents and provides a DJ and MC. Alumni and former staff make guest appearances in love and support. 8 years later this is what it has grown to. #reportthat

Posted by EmpressDeb Sinclair on Friday, November 21, 2014

This is just beyond amazing! We can’t wait to see video footage from this year’s celebration.

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