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Nicholas Academic Centers

  • Nicholas Academic Centers
  • 412 W. 4th Street
    1st Floor
  • Santa Ana, CA 92701
  • 714-834-0521
  • 2008

Program Description

The Nicholas Academic Centers (NAC) is an mentoring college access program that started in Santa Ana, California, in 2008, as a partnership between Dr. Henry T. Nicholas, III, Co-Founder, and former Co-Chairman, President, and CEO of Broadcom, and retired Orange County Superior Court Judge Jack K. Mandel. Our program facilitates a holistic approach to the academic, personal, social, and cultural well-being of our students through comprehensive services that includes academic tutoring, mentoring, college matching, therapeutic services, parental support, scholarships and support as students continue through college.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants

Demographics

Race & Ethnicity

  • Asian or Pacific Islander: 2%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 96%
  • Other: 1%
  • African American: 1%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 660
  • Middle School: 50
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 728
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students
  • Undocumented Students (80)

First-Generation

  • More than 75%

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 79%
  • 4-yr College Graduation: 76%