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What We Do
JRLA is a 9-16 model where scholars are supported not only through high school graduation, but through college graduation as well.
72% of JRLA graduates have matriculated to college within a year of graduation, compared to a state average 67%.
College programming begins with coursework in our 9th through 12th grade College Bound Scholars course where scholars learn the needed skills and mindsets to be successful beyond high school. Throughout the year, the College Success Team hosts Parent University evenings and parent chaperoned college field trips where families are exposed to the college admissions process and can support their scholars through their post-secondary endeavors. During senior year, scholars are matched with their best fit post-secondary option and will have a case manager to support them in this decision process.
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What We Do
College Bound Scholars
JRLA scholars are exposed to post-secondary experiences of college early in their high school career. Scholars practice the academic soft skills necessary to succeed in college and explore their own personal identity in order to develop a stronger sense of self.
The college team works closely with colleges and universities to help scholars apply for and earn financial aid and scholarship awards in order to lessen the financial burden of college. The College Team also hosts workshops for seniors to fill out FAFSA.
The College Team works with scholars to ensure they are attending their best fit school based on a variety of factors such as financial fit and minority graduation rate. Every JRLA scholar researches college options early in his or her JRLA career and applies to seven colleges.
Our Alumni Support Coordinators continue to support JRLA graduates throughout their four years of college to provide on-going assistance for financial aid and reminders about academic soft skills such as adaptability and self-regulation.
Resources for Alumni
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