College Search
Dismiss notification

Project Discovery Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania

Program Description

Project Discovery is a dropout prevention and post-secondary access program currently offered to students in grades 4-12. Serving economically disadvantaged and/or first-generation college bound students, the program promotes education as a means to ending the cycle of poverty for our current students and generations yet to come. Project Discovery encourages students to stay in and graduate high school and provides resources and tools for students to successfully make the transition to post-secondary education.

Stressing the importance of education to these students, Project Discovery, provides workshops to improve basic skills and assist students in the process of completing applications to post secondary institutions. As a result, a greater number of students who would not have gone on to post secondary education have elected to continue their education.

Project Discovery believes that hardworking, meritorious students should not be deprived of an opportunity to attend college simply because of a lack of funding. Our vision is to see that every student graduate from high school and every student who has the desire and demonstrates the ability, be able to attend post-secondary education.

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
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Mentoring
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)


Race & Ethnicity

  • White: 2%
  • Asian or Pacific Islander: 4%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 10%
  • Other: 12%
  • African American: 72%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 145
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing


  • Between 50% and 75%

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 100%