Academic Year

Closer To College (C2C)

  • One Saturday a month (typically 4 hours)
  • Work with staff and instructors
  • College preparation and readiness skills
  • College visits
  • Academic and career assessments
  • ACT readiness
  • Student success workshops
  • Technical writing
  • Financial aid assistance
  • Essay writing as required by most scholarship applications
  • Financial aid
  • Money management
  • Campus life
  • Navigating the college enrollment process


College Prep Academy (CPA)

  • Six-week summer residential program
  • First five weeks-academics
  • 4 hours in core courses
  • 3 hours in hands-on research class
  • Tutor-supervised study time
  • Evenings events
  • Organized activities
  • Free time
  • Self-esteem and community-building activities
  • Sixth week
  • Week-long cultural trip to a major US city (If requirements are met). Previous trip locations have included:
  • Washington D.C.
  • Chicago, IL.
  • San Antonio, TX.
  • Denver, CO.
  • Pensacola, FL


  • Bridge participants=students who have graduated
  • Six college credit hours at Crowder College during College Prep Academy
  • Works with The College Transition Project Coordinator
    • Tracks daily progress in their classes
    • Meets with each student individually to ensure college readiness
    • Provides other assistance as needed
  • Afforded the same privileges as CPA participants