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Cedar Hill Collegiate HS Boasts Perfect Graduation Rate

Students take courses taught by college professors

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    The entire senior class at Cedar Hill Collegiate High School will graduate in June with their high school diploma and more than half of the students will graduate with their associate degree from Cedar Valley College. (Published Friday, Apr 20, 2012)

    All of the seniors at Cedar Hill Collegiate High School are graduating this year -- and more than half will also earn an associate's degree.

    The school will boast a 100 percent graduation rate in a state where the graduation rate is 84.3 percent.

    More than half of the senior class will also graduate with an associate's degree from Cedar Valley College.

    Takqui Mustafa, 16, will be the youngest to the cross the stage.

    "It was really tough at first because you had to adjust from a middle school setting ... to coming into this college setting," Mustafa said.

    High school algebra isn't enough for students at Cedar Hill Collegiate. They enroll in philosophy, art appreciation and computer courses taught by college professors.

    "I have outstanding group of teachers who are committed to do the best for the students they serve," said Usamah Rodgers, school principal.

    Kevelyn Rose, class president, plans to major in biology and become a doctor.

    "This is a launchpad to my dreams, to my goals," Rose said. "I am only going up from here."

    The CVC graduation will be held at 7 p.m. on May 10 at the Inspiring Body of Christ Church located at 7710 South Westmoreland Road in Dallas.