High schools heavily recruit our students because they have a record of becoming a strong asset to their schools. Sycamore graduates score extremely well on Advanced Placement exams and frequently become National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalists and Finalists. More than 50% of the graduates of the Sycamore Class of 2008 (high school seniors in 2012) were National Merit Semi-Finalists.
A number of our graduates have won the prestigious Kelley and Wells Scholarships at Indiana University. In addition to academic achievements, Sycamore graduates have starred in dramatic performances, performed in outstanding choral and instrumental groups, and played key roles in state championship athletic teams and marching bands. They have also been recognized for holding positions of leadership and performing service to their communities. In every area, Sycamore graduates stand out as well-prepared, successful young adults.
After high school, Sycamore graduates have attended top colleges, universities and graduate schools in the US and Canada including Brown, California Institute of Technology, Cornell, Duke, Harvard, Harvey Mudd, Julliard, Northwestern, Princeton, Rice, Smith, Stanford, Tufts, Washington University, University of California-Berkley, University of Chicago, University of Michigan, University of North Carolina, the University of Victoria, Vanderbilt, and Yale.
Sycamore graduates have attended medical schools, law schools, business schools and graduate PhD programs. They have served in the Peace Corps, taught English in China, Bulgaria, and Hong Kong, and mastered Arabic, Mandarin, and Japanese. Our alumni have served on medical mission teams in Africa and South America.
Expertise in math, science, and technology has led our graduates into careers as physicians, computer programmers, microbiologists, mathematics professors, patent lawyers, chemists, and aeronautical engineers. Interests in history, government, and business have led to careers in the FBI, law, investments, and dot.com companies.
Sycamore graduates with creative impulses are pursuing careers as professional artists, musicians, actors, graphic designers, and dancers. Our graduates are creative, compassionate, ambitious, and persistent individuals who have fulfilled the Sycamore mission as students who reach their potential and lead constructive, responsible, fulfilling lives.