Last Day to Register for College Dreams!

Today is the last day to get your tickets to this year's gala, College Dreams : Pop Art. Hit the link below to get your tickets now!

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Freshman Recruitment

Building our cohorts in 9th grade allows PWFC to reach deep into the academic middle, providing college preparation opportunities to students who are otherwise left behind by programs that begin later in high school. Four years of high school programming enables scholars sufficient time to establish crucial academic habits necessary for college and career success. Programming for freshman enriches the school’s curriculum so students have the reading, math and critical thinking skills to bring scholar's academic skills and habits to college-going levels. Without this ...

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Individualized Support

Our program staff work from an office in our partner school in order to provide individualized support to scholars during the school day. All PWFC scholars have a scheduled weekly one-on-one meeting with their cohort lead to address individual growth areas, challenges and further develop skills. Students also have access to tutoring during the school day at the PWFC office. Students and their families receive individual counseling on the college selection and financial aid processes. In junior year, PWFC scholars are paired with college persistence mentors. PWFC mentors ...

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Family Programming

Regardless of socio-economic background, parents and caregivers remain the single greatest influence in a young person's life. Support and encouragement from parents or caregivers during the college selection process, and during college years, is imperative for most students to succeed. We conduct annual workshops for college knowledge, college selection and financial aid planning for families. Each student and their family also meets for a one-on-one conference with PWFC twice annually during high school. This partnership between PWFC and parents will have a significant ...

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Experiential Learning

The initial year of college for low-income, first-generation students is filled with unfamiliar first encounters. Experiential learning in high school takes students out of their community, and out of their comfort zone, to develop the self-confidence and leadership skills necessary to navigate through the first year of college. PWFC scholars participate in an experiential learning trip in each of the four high school years.

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2015

100% of Pass With Flying Colors' graduating seniors enroll in college. PWFC's program grow as it's largest cohort of 25 freshman begins the program. This expansion enables PWFC to serve 75 students in high school and college.

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2014

PWFC’s College Success program launches as the first cohort begins the college application process. Seniors attend the Onsite Admissions Forum and receive 48 early college admissions decisions. Juniors are paired with a mentor who will support them through their college journey.

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2012

PWFC recruits its second freshman cohort. The College Ready program uses a teacher-led model to facilitate workshops on academic habits. A reading program is launched, and experiential learning is included as a core program component after PWFC scholars participate in a 4-day/3-night leadership development camp in Wisconsin.

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2011

The Goldmans and PWFC's Founding Executive Director, Erin Drury, transition PWFC's programs to provide more intensive and individualized support for high school and college. They launch PWFC Scholars with an 8-year model serving students throughout high school and college. PWFC launches the College Ready program at CICS Northtown Academy with a cohort of 10 freshmen. PWFC Summer of Discovery also launches, providing college exposure to Northtown sophomores and juniors. Summer of Discovery culminates in a summer immersion experience on a college campus for 1-3 weeks.

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College Dreams Update

College Dreams - February 25, 2017
Wear your finest Mardi Gras festive attire on February 25, 2017 at our annual College Dreams gala. Join us to celebrate another successful year and toast our senior scholars’ college acceptances.

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