PCTVS Senior Chosen as QuestBridge Finalist and Matched to Brown University!

Michael Calixto, a high-achieving senior at Passaic County Technical-Vocational Schools, was recently chosen as a QuestBridge finalist and matched to Brown University, to which he has earned a full scholarship!

Michael is a student in PCTI’s Academy of Health & Medical Sciences, and currently ranks as #1 in his senior class of 835 students. His incredible work ethic and dedication to his studies have allowed him to thrive academically during high school and position him for continued success in college.

Outside of classes, Michael participates in the E&E Medical Arts/Health Sciences fundraiser, which raises money for underprivileged individuals as well as those who are affected by natural disasters. Additionally, Michael volunteers as a Saturday Tour Guide for Passaic County Technical-Vocational Schools, volunteers extensively at the Clifton Library and Eva’s Village, and is an active member of St. Anthony of Padua’s Youth Group. Michael has also served as HOSA Parliamentarian, selected for Boys’ State, and attended New Jersey Governor’s School in the Sciences (NJGSS).

“Michael’s work ethic is second to none, and he has a demonstrated ability to be a leader and help others,” said Laura Vacca, Michael’s guidance counselor at PCTVS. “I can think of no one more deserving of this honor than Michael Calixto.”

Congratulations to Michael on this remarkable achievement, and best of luck at Brown University!




Michael Calixto (Passaic) proudly holds his QuestBridge certificate.