College-Bound Program

What is the College Bound?

College Bound is a pre-college program that serves students in the Newark school district. Students get the immediate advantage of exposure to a college or university environment while receiving tutorial, mentoring, academic and culturally enriching services.

Participants receive early awareness of subject matter that better prepares them for college experience.

Services We Offer

  • Academic Year Program - comprehensive academic sessions for twenty (20) weeks after school and Saturdays.
  • Summer Program - intensive academic instruction for six (6) weeks.
  • Program Focus - math and science skill development; written and oral communication; counseling, leadership development, achievement and career exploration.
  • Mentoring Program - students are exposed to minority role models through mentoring and special lecture programs.
  • Student Development - enhancement through leadership, cultural and career experiences, mediation training and academic competition.
  • Parent Support Group - an organization of parents who attend workshops and seminars designed to address their concerns, topics include: parenting, teen sexuality, computer literacy, achievement motivation and methods for assisting their child in developing good study habits.

How Do I Qualify?

A student must:

  • Be a resident of Newark
  • Attend grades 6 through 12 in the Newark Public School District
  • Be first generation and/or of a low income household
  • Be motivated and have the potential to succeed
  • Complete the Program Application
  • Provide copy of latest Report Card

 Once all documents are received, Site Directors will contact you for an interview with you and your parent/guardian.

Program Cost

It is absolutely free. Students are provided with books, instructional supplies, field trips, meal and public transportation tickets at no cost.

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