Every studentâ??s educational path is unique and special. It will be filled with choices, experiences, and many challenges along the way. Within our Pathways to success programs we aim to teach your student how to handle every twist and turn of his or her educational journey. Our goal is to provide programs that put each and every student on his or her pathway to success. Designed to fit each and every studentâ??s individual needs, our programs help your student excel throughout his or her academic career at CPS and beyond. Choose which program is right for your student. Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) AVID ensures that all students will be capable of completing college. Alternative Education and Transition Learn more about our student recovery and retention initiatives for high school and elementary students. College and Career Preparation Learn more about how CPS high schools prepare students for college. Freshman Connection Incoming freshmen have the opportunity to get prepared for high school during the month of July. Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) Students get support in and out of school. Service-Learning Students participate in projects that serve the community and build their social and academic capacities. Diverse Learner Supports and Services Here are programs and services that support CPS in providing high-quality education for students with disabilities. Students in Temporary Living Situations STLS offers assistance to students and families experiencing homeless. Summer Quest Students spend one to eight weeks on a college or elite college-prep high school campus, arts institution or outdoor leadership program. Tutoring After school tutoring programs provide students with a place to get extra help on homework assignments outside of the classroom. Virtual Learning (Summer Initiative) The program offers online summer credit recovery opportunities for students along with an online summer strategy with three new pilot elements. Youth Engaged in Schools (YES) Scholars Learn more about this free transition program that supports incoming 9th grade students.