Attorney Hupy Sponsors Three Students to Attend St. Marcus School
On Tuesday, April 23, 2013, personal injury Attorney Michael Hupy presented a donation to St. Marcus School on behalf of his firm, Hupy and Abraham. The contribution will change the lives of three young children who will now be able to attend the school that sees 97% of its alumni graduate from high school.
St. Marcus School focuses on college preparation and employs a strict “no excuses, do whatever it takes” approach. Current enrollment is 670 students and with long waiting lists, next year the school will reach its maximum capacity of 730 students. The school, which was founded 11 years ago, primarily serves students that come from low-income homes.
Under the direction of Superintendent Henry Tyson, the school incorporates a high level of discipline in their approach, producing results that seemed unfathomable. “We are guided by a philosophy that everyone succeeds and that there is no excuse for failure,” according to Tyson. In fact, just over a decade ago, St. Marcus was a struggling Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod School whose K3-8th grade enrollment was hovering around 100. Not only has the enrollment sky-rocketed, but the quality of the education has been elevated as well. As the highest performing school in Milwaukee County, 85% of the 8th graders are proficient or advanced in reading while 74% are proficient or advanced in math. The school’s average daily attendance rate is 96%.
Milwaukee’s School Choice Program has played a big role in the growth of the school. 90% of the students participate in the program, but the voucher only covers $6,400 of the $7,700 that it costs to attend. Generous donors like Hupy and Abraham make it possible for more children to enroll at an impressive educational institution and work toward a bright future.
Attorney Hupy presented Superintendent Henry Tyson with a check in the amount of $3900 which will cover the cost for three students to attend St. Marcus.