Bejeray Morrison – High School Registrar
Ms. Bejeray Morrison is an inspirational veteran at EPIC Academy High School located in the South Chicago Community. EPIC is an open enrollment charter high. This environment provides a path to higher education that may not exist otherwise to the currently enrolled students.
As a neighborhood school with no grading or test score prerequisites, the students enter freshman year with a varying degrees of aptitude in reading, math, and science.Ms. Morrison started at Epic Academy six years ago as a para-professional for students with learning challenges.Her passion for reading served her well with incoming freshman, some of whom were entering the academy at a 3rd grade reading level. She worked tirelessly to advance her students’ reading skills, helping facilitate a love of reading. She is very proud of her accomplishments as all of her students were truly ready and prepared for college upon graduation.
Due to her phenomenal success as a para-professional, she was promoted to alumni support counselor. As such, she works as the student advocate to get accepted to college, earn college scholarships, and support the student alumni while in college to ensure they have the resources and support to finish college and earn a degree.It is in this capacity that she became familiar with the Selective Service System.Assisting in the college acceptance process, she works with all of the seniors at EPIC to ensure they have all of the tools necessary for college entrance, including Selective Service registration numbers for FAFSA.
Ms. Morrison and EPIC Academy are truly accomplishing amazing results.With a student population of 460 (9-12), 96 percent of whom receive free and reduced lunch, the school’s college acceptance rate is close to 100 percent.Eighty-five percent of EPIC graduates enter college, 70 percent of whom represent the first generation to attend college.
The motto that Ms. Morrison lives by is “Dare to Imagine – Prepare to Succeed.”