"PREPARING FOR TOMORROW BY MAKING CHOICES TODAY"
College Bound is a school/university academic enrichment and support program that benefits urban high school students from two of the Boston Public Schools—Brighton High School and West Roxbury High School. The program is both proactive and preventative and is designed to assist students in gaining access to, achieving success in, and graduating from post-secondary educational institutions to obtain careers of choice.
College Bound is part of the Boston College Collaborative and is located
within the Lynch School of Education. Established in
1987, the Program is built upon the themes of
these themes, the goals of College Bound are:
College Bound services include:
Classes are offered at Boston College on two Saturdays per month.Students must maintain at least a 90 percent daily high school attendance rate, carry a 3.0 or better grade point average, participate in all Program academic/support activities, and pursue school/community leadership endeavors.
College Bound students have exhibited leadership characteristics in their schools and local communities as indicated by their participation in high school scholastic endeavors; yearbook committees; extracurricular activities including tutoring and assisting students with special needs; and organizations/events such as the Future Education of America, Junior Achievement, Massachusetts Pre-Engineering Program (Mass PEP), New England Conservatory Choir, Teens against Gang Violence, Walk for Hunger and Walk for AIDS, and numerous other community service activities.
College Bound has been committed to continuous improvement since its inception. The Program's evaluation plan includes measures designed to monitor students’ progress and identify changes in participating high schools with respect to students’ aspirations for higher education. The Program’s success is evident via students' acceptance to (and graduation from) quality, four-year colleges and universities with financial support.
Specifically, 170 graduating College Bound students have earned a total of over $21 million in financial support for higher education since the Program’s inception.
Institutions that College Bound graduates
are attending or from which they have graduated include
College Bound graduates are now in careers of business, medical,
and social work.
The program will help students to
College Bound is not
In short, College Bound is an opportunity for students dedicated to the hard work involved in getting accepted into colleges/universities. The program involves a commitment from students to participate in activities in addition to high school endeavors for the purpose of helping them attain their goals of being accepted to colleges/universities of their choice and, ultimately, entering professions of interest.
College Bound does not offer financial assistance in any form, it gives
students the opportunity to learn what higher education entails, what
skills must be demonstrated in order to gain entry to colleges/universities,
and a chance to polish such skills.
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