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Y-Scholars at Garfield High School

Program Description

Each spring, Y-Scholars recruits 30 incoming freshmen of African descent who have the desire to accelerate their learning potential and prepare for postsecondary education. Students are thus automatically placed in Honors level core classes their freshman and sophomore years, preparing students for Advanced Placement classes (AP) during their junior and senior years which prepares them for future success at a four-year university. Students receive individualized college readiness support during junior and seniors years which has resulted in a 100% college acceptance rate. In addition, students receive academic and social support and incentives during all four years of their high school experience. Currently over 100 students in 9th-12th grades are enrolled in Y-Scholars.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Mentoring
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants

Demographics

Race & Ethnicity

  • African American: 100%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 100
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically High-performing

First-Generation

  • Between 50% and 75%

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 100%