ABC is a national organization dedicated to providing strong educational opportunities to students of color. The ABC goal is to increase the number of well-educated minority students and make it possible for deserving students to reach their full potential. The National ABC College Preparatory Schools Program (CPSP) nationally recruits, places, and supports students enrolled in grades 4 through 9 at more than 200 independent day, boarding, and select public schools. Edina High School is one of twenty high performing public day schools that are part of the National ABC program. Our Edina ABC chapter has been operating since 1972. In 2005 we reached a milestone and became the first ABC chapter to graduate 100 students.
- 99% of Edina ABC students graduate Edina High School and attend a 4-year college or university.
- Some examples of colleges and universities Edina ABC students have attended are: Brown, Stanford, Case Western, Barnard, NYU, Berkeley, University of Minnesota, St. Olaf and many, many more.
- 83% of all ABC scholars alumni have a bachelor's degree and 50% have a Master's or other professional degree. The nationwide graduate rate for college for students of color hovers around 41%.
- In 2017, we shifted to an all-female program and usually have between 4-6 scholars living at our home away from home.