Following graduation ceremonies held June 4, 320 new graduates of Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts found themselves eligible for alumni association membership.
About 83 percent of those new graduates are headed to some sort of post-secondary education, including two- and four-year colleges and specialized training schools, according to Patapsco Principal Ryan Imbriale.
Nine percent of Patapsco's Class of 2012 is headed to the military.
Graduates distinguished themselves by earning membership in a variety of merit-based honor societies, including the National Honor Society, the National Art Honor Society, the National Mathematics Honor Society, the Quill and Scroll National Honor Society and the International Thespian Society, according to Imbriale.
Twenty-one seniors participated in the Advancement Via Individual Determination program, and all are college-bound, Imbriale said.
The senior class was offered $4,281,236 in scholarships and awards to pursue additional education.
"And for the first time in Patapsco’s history, this graduating class walked across the stage (as) graduates of one of America’s top high schools, according to US News, The Washington Post, and the College Board," Imbriale said in an email to Dundalk Patch.