AHEADD's Summer Bridge Program and college support services.
AHEADD is a comprehensive college support program that helps college students with Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, Dyslexia, and other learning differences succeed academically and socially at some of the country's most competitive colleges. AHEADD complements traditional college accommodations by providing coaching and mentoring support to improve social interactions, self-advocacy, organizational skills, and communication. At AHEADD, we believe in the potential of every student and we assist our students with progressing through college, preparing for employment, and becoming contributing, successful citizens.
AHEADD is holding a Summer Bridge Program for students entering their senior year of High School and students transitioning into their first year of college to work on executive functions, study skills, self-advocacy, peer relationships, emotion regulation, and stress management. Attached is the flyer for our summer program as well as our brochure.
Please feel free to contact me to further discuss AHEADD and the services it provides, you can reach me at 724-968-6984. Thank you!
Kathleen Hippert, M.S.
This summer, the Office of Multicultural Programs in the College of Education will once again sponsor the Summer College Opportunity Program in Education (S.C.O.P.E.). This program provides high school sophomores of diverse backgrounds who show an interest in careers in education, the opportunity to experience college life while earning credit for college work.
S.C.O.P.E. is a four (4) week academic program during which students will take several courses including an English language and composition course, and a college preparatory/SAT course. The program will run from Sunday June 26, 2016 through Friday July 22, 2016, at the University Park campus.
All living expenses (room and board) and academic expenses (fees, books and other school supplies) are paid for by the Office of Multicultural Programs in the College of Education and the Office of the Vice Provost for Educational Equity. The program is very challenging academically as well as socially, but students having completed the program leave with a renewed sense of potential and determination.
To be eligible, a student must meet the following criteria:
We also concentrate our efforts in the recruitment of potential first generation College students and students with limited financial resources.
The S.C.O.P.E. application requires the nomination of the school guidance counselor and the completed application must be postmarked by February 15, 2016. If you are interested, please see your counselor ASAP to begin the process.
Applications, along with additional recommendation and nomination forms may be downloaded from our website: http://www.ed.psu.edu/educ/multicultural-programs/summer-program. For further information about the program or application procedures, do not hesitate to contact our office at the above address or phone number. We look forward to working with you and your students.
The PREFACE Summer Program 2016 is a two-week residential summer experience for talented high school sophomores and juniors who will enter 11th or 12th grade in September 2016, from groups that have been historically and traditionally underrepresented or underserved in science, engineering, and technological fields, and are interested in pursuing careers in engineering and technological professions.
To qualify, applicants must be entering the 11th or 12th grade in September, 2016. The PREFACE Selection Committee will review each application and make its recommendation to the Project Director. Criteria are high school academic performance, standardized test scores, quality of essay, and recommendations. The program is limited to U.S. citizens and permanent residents from underrepresented and under-served backgrounds. In addition, since all programs are in English, students must have a strong understanding of the English language.
The deadline is March 25, 2016. Applications will not be accepted after that date. Annually, the number of applicants far exceeds available funding. The maximum number of participants for 2016 is 24. Completed applications and supporting documents should be sent to:
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
PREFACE Summer Program 2016
Dean of Students Office
110 Eighth Street, Academy Hall 4629
Troy, New York 12180-3590
Applications will be reviewed and notifications of acceptance will be made by early May 2016.
The PREFACE Application form may be found here http://www.rpi.edu/dept/doso/resources/precollege/docs/2016PREFACEapplication.pdf.
For additional information, please contact the Dean of Students Office Pre-College Programs.
Cynthia Smith '96
Assistant Dean of Students
Director of Pipeline Initiatives and Partnerships
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