High School Program (HSP)

As the audition for college, the high school years are often quite busy for our students as they balance rigorous coursework, relevant extracurricular activities and family responsibilities. As they get closer to college it is important that they balance these effectively in such a way that tells a story about who the kids are and who they might be as college students. At this stage there is a stronger focus on college knowledge.  

The High School Program has the following workshop breakdown: 

25% of workshops (8) focused on Academic support, mainly effective writing as students are getting ready to write their personal statements. Because it is likely that students are at differing math levels, we may want to leave that up to the specialized tutors, although an emphasis on anything that would come up in the SAT or the ACT would be crucial at this level

25% of workshops (8) on Behavioral development, mainly based on the soft skills of a successful college student and on some adolescent coping skills

50% of workshops (16) on College knowledge following the areas outlined by the Chief Programs Officer

Weekly activities include:

  • 9th grade boot camp
  • Job trends presentation
  • Northern California and Los Angeles college campus visits
  • Career exploration
  • Daily tutoring
  • Mental health workshops

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