Enrollment is now open for the inaugural class of Mayor Karl Dean's Scholars Academy, a free four-week academic program open to 180 rising ninth-graders at Cane Ridge, Glencliff, Maplewood and Pearl-Cohn high schools.
The program is meant to help students prepare for high school and college by providing intensive academic preparation and year-round academic support for the scholars and their parents.
“The Scholars Academy is an important piece of our larger community effort to focus on the importance of college graduation,” Dean said. “By starting with rising ninth-graders, the Scholars Academy will prepare them for a smooth transition to the high school they will attend in the fall and instill in them the skills, desire and confidence to complete high school and go on to attend and succeed in college.”
Applications are available to current eighth-grade students who plan to attend one of the four high schools this fall, special emphasis on those who will be first generation college students, and students who show academic potential but are looking for extra support to succeed in high school and beyond.
The preferred application deadline is March 30, although applications will be accepted through April 13.
More information on the Scholars Academy can be found here.