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Young Scholars Academy

Program Description

Seventh grade students from the community have an opportunity to participate in an intensive three week summer enrichment program: Young Scholars Academy at Canterbury High School. This free program will offer summer enrichment experiences to qualifying students of high academic achievement and demonstrated financial need. Once the summer program is completed, students remain in the Young Scholars Academy until graduation, attending enrichment education classes in the morning, the second Saturday, September through May. The goal of the YSA is to supplement students' classroom experience and bridge the achievement gap.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • 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


Populations Served

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


  • More than 75%