9TH GRADE – THE FOUNDATION YEAR

  • Introductory Meeting including Parents/Guardians (August/ September)
  • Orientation to Program plus College Counseling with advice on grades, course selection, extra-curricular activities, and career exploration
  • Monthly College Counseling/ PSAT Test Prep Sessions (once a month)
  • Basic Financial Aid and financial planning session

10TH GRADE – ACTIVITY INVOLVEMENT AND IMPROVING GRADES

  • Emphasis will be placed on overall mentoring, continued academic progress and leadership development
  • Monthly College Counseling/ Test Prep Sessions (once a month)
  • ACT or SAT to be taken once during the year: REQUIRED
  • Financial Aid and planning session – Part 2

11TH GRADE – OFFICIALLY BECOMING PART OF THE COMMITMENT

  • Monthly College Counseling/SAT & ACT Test Prep Seminars (once a month during first semester; then twice a month in second semester)
  • Official Candidate Application (first semester)
  • PSAT prep (September); ACT prep program (starting in January); ACT and/or SAT to be taken once or more during the year and in the second semester at the latest: REQUIRED
  • Spring semester – starting the college search process, researching schools and programs, developing potential “school lists,” and formal interview process with Director: REQUIRED
  • College Tour
  • Community service projects: REQUIRED
  • Summer Programs research and application

12TH GRADE – COLLEGE SEARCH/ FINANCIAL AID/ SCHOLARSHIPS/ INTERNSHIPS

  • Numerous College Counseling/SAT & ACT Test Prep Seminars (at intervals during the academic year)
    Institutional and Outside scholarship application (entire school year)
  • Financial Aid Workshop (November-January)
  • Intern Application (March); Intern Interviews (April)
  • ACT/ SAT to be taken as needed during the fall semester depending on previous scores: REQUIRED
  • Community service projects: REQUIRED

Sponsors

  • Simmons Bank
  • Stephens, Capitalize on Independence
  • AT&T U verse
  • Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commercecom.