A California high school has beat the odds, sending all its graduating seniors off to college for the seventh straight year, despite being located in a neighborhood riddled with crime and plagued with gangs. “It’s not Beverly Hills by any stretch,” said Paul Hosch, vice president of mission advancement at Verbum Dei High School, which boasts a 100 percent college acceptance rate. “The neighborhoods that surround the students are underserved. There are very few grocery stores. There are lots of gangs. It’s not a place most people would want to raise their kids,” he added. Still the all-male Catholic school in southern Los Angeles has managed to send its 70 seniors off to college this year, continuing its tradition. “It’s amazing. It’s hard work, and you see it every day,” Hosch said.
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