To and Through College

Free SAT and ACT prep for students
PrepFactory recently launched a free service for high school students to use to prepare for the SAT and ACT. Among other resources, The website offers students a series of tutorial videos and written tips to help them prepare for both tests.

“Micro-Scholarships” Motivate High School Students
What if your students could receive a $1,000 college scholarship for earning an “A” in your class”?  How about $600 for earning a “B”?  $500 for taking an Honors or AP course?  $250 for participating in an extracurricular activity?  And more?  Teachers have begun motivating and rewarding their students with “Micro-Scholarships” through a new program called Raise.Me, which is funded in part by the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Participation is open to all students in grades 9 through 12, and it’s free for all teachers and high schools that want to boost their students’ achievement and improve their access to college.

Aim High St. Louis
Aim High St. Louis is a tuition-free personal and academic enrichment program for motivated middle school students, most of whom come from challenging circumstances or environments. Over their 20 years of partnership with St. Louis area families, they have learned that the majority of students who complete the program:

  • Grow academically  – more than 80% of our students show gains in their academic courses each summer
  • Graduate – more than 90% of Aim High achievers graduate, compared with just 60% of their local counterparts;*
  • Continue their education – almost 85% of Aim High graduates continue their education after high school, in contrast to 60% of their peers.

St. Louis Graduates Scholarship Central
St. Louis Graduates is helping connect more local students to local sources of scholarships and interest-free loans through Scholarship Central. Scholarship Central is a free, online system through which any student in the St. Louis area can easily learn about and apply to St. Louis area scholarships and interest-free loans. Find out more here.

College Bound – STL
“To & Through” is a four-step system developed by College Bound that prepares the whole child for success in college and life.  Throughout the seven to nine years that students are in CB, they gain academic competencies, social and emotional skills, college application abilities and community service habits.  This strong and long approach creates learners with a mindset to grow, persist toward goals, contribute to the workforce and give back to the community. Learn more about College Bound’s program and the application process on their website.


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