College Access Program
The College Access Program is a college preparatory program that seeks to efficiently prepare teens and families in previously underserved areas to achieve college success through the mediums of career and college readiness, college access and successful college retention.
Ideally, students are supported from high school through to the end of college. The program uses a three-pronged approach to support college access and success: Academics, Entrepreneurship and Career Exploration.
In addition to academic support, enrichment, SAT prep and college access guidance, the program offers electives in the areas of:
- Culinary Arts
- Digital Music
- Digital Media
- Computer Technology
- Mock Trial
- Cross Bridges Scholars Program (A peer collaboration program with students from Episcopal Academy)
The College Access Program schedule is Monday through Friday from 3 pm to 6 pm. Student attendance depends upon their roster schedules.
On average, most students attend programming at least twice a week but all participants are welcome to attend up to five days a week. All students are required to attend weekly academic seminars. Snacks are provided between 3 pm to 4 pm. The official start of programming is 4 pm.
Although a full summer program is not offered to high school students not participating in either a summer internship program or the Community College ACE program, limited academic support classes and tutoring is offered.
All Teen participants are required to attend academic seminars in an effort to build academic success. Tutoring services are offered throughout the school year.
The The Harold A. Honickman Entrepreneurial Program (HAHEP) offers business development classes and a business mentor program. During the summer teens can gain paid work experience through the John and Sheila Conners Youth Employment Program.
College trips occur throughout the spring. The College Access Program will guide students and families through the college access process and support college retention and success.