Welcome to the College Prep Program at APL
Our 2018 Application is now open!
Late Breaking News: We have extended our postmark deadline to April 27th. Please send your application as soon as possible!!
Our summer program application is now available and can be downloaded here. Please read the instructions carefully and submit by our postmark deadline of April 18th, 2018. We hope to see you this summer.
Congratulations to the CPP Class of 2017!
This past summer, 17 students from high schools around the area successfully participated in a 15-wk intensive summer program. They worked long hours in pursuit of their goals and dreams, and now they are one step closer to successfully apply to college. We are proud!
The College Prep Program (CPP) has provided individualized advice, assisted with college applications, given students tools to succeed in college, and put program alumni on paths to achieve big dreams. CPP has been successful in mentoring and advising 100 students to date. CPP meets on Saturdays during the summer for 15 classes, totaling of about 100+ student contact hours. Students make a commitment to the program of an additional two hours of homework each night.
The program has several major components: selecting a college, applying to college, financial aid, planning for success, professionalism, and test preparation. Motivational guest speakers, fun team projects, and campus tours are also important aspects of the summer. This program is unique in that it leverages an all-volunteer staff to help students who have demonstrated strong academic potential and a commitment to success, but who have knowledge or opportunity gaps in reaching their potential. The program has a strong mentoring component that focuses not only on the mechanics of completing applications and navigating the SAT exam, but also goal setting, exploring careers, and succeeding once enrolled in college. Program participants are introduced to and encouraged to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math fields.
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168 students have participated in this program!
98% of CPP students are on-track to complete or have completed a bachelor's degree
81% plan to pursue or are pursuing a graduate or doctoral degree
65% are pursuing or planning to pursue a STEM degree
99% agree that CPP helped them prepare for their college applications
In 2017, 40+ volunteers donated 2000+ hours to help the summer students and program alumni
All the work put into it will pay off later!
I would not have gotten a high SAT score or gotten into my dream school, Stanford, if not for College Prep!
Attending College Prep has been one of the greatest opportunities ever presented to me.
It will propel you into the college application process, and will help you find the best fit for you.
I wasn’t planning to attend college at all until I went to this program.
It helped me learn that, as a non-native English speaker, I still had the opportunities to go to a four year college.