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College Tracks

  • College Tracks
  • 5126 Manning Dr.
  • Bethesda, MD 20814
  • 2003

Program Description

CollegeTracks' Mission

CollegeTracks works to improve college access and success for MCPS students most at risk of not getting to college â?? low-income, first generation college bound, immigrant, minority youth.

Why CollegeTracks?

Too many smart, motivated MCPS students do not go to college, or don't go to the college where they are most likely to succeed, simply because they do not know how to apply and get financial aid.

CollegeTracks helps kids who know no adult with enough experience in the American higher education system to guide them through the complicated admission and financial aid process.

The CollegeTracks Model

Full-time CollegeTracks staff and volunteers work individually with students and families at Wheaton and Bethesda-Chevy Chase High Schools to advise and support them through the milestone activities required to get admitted to college and find enough financial aid to attend.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants

Demographics

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 300
  • Middle School: 300
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 120
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing

First-Generation

  • Between 25% and 50%