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Urban Academic Academy

  • Urban Academic Academy
  • North Broad & Academy St.
  • Trenton, NJ 08608
  • 609-570-3164
  • 2011
  • Darius Dove
  • Assistant Director
  • 609-570-3164

Program Description

The Urban Academic Academy (U.A.A.), offered at Mercer County Community College's James Kerney Campus, has been established to provide college preparation, guidance, and support for low-income 11th and 12th graders who reside in Mercer County.

The goal of the program is to increase the number of students who graduate from high school, and subsequently attend college. Enrichment sessions are held on Saturdays, after school and during the summer, with an emphasis on language arts, math and science. The program is funded through the Mercer County One Stop Career Center.

Who We Are

Urban Academic Academy is a year round program that helps educationally and economically challenged high school juniors and seniors achieve their goal of attending post-secondary education.

What We Do

Our program is designed to provide 11th and 12th grade students with the academic instruction needed to enter post-secondary education. U.A.A. also provides an array of cultural enrichment programs and activities.

Whose Eligible

All 11th and 12th grade students who reside in Mercer County and meet the Mercer County One-Stop W.I.A. requirements.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)


Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students


  • Less than 25%

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 80%