Our students are focused on college
At Scott, our goal is to prepare every student for college. Here’s how we are working to achieve that goal:
GEAR UP is a federal grant that provides funding for college awareness and readiness. The grant is meant to help change a school’s culture so that teachers, students, and families are always looking at higher education as the end result of a student’s schooling. This could be technical college, trade school, community college, or four-year degree programs. Either way, students expect to move beyond their high school graduation, and this expectation is instilled in them at an early age. To learn more, visit the PPS Gear-up Web site.
AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a college readiness system for elementary through higher education that is designed to increase schoolwide learning and performance. The AVID College Readiness System (ACRS) accelerates student learning, uses research based methods of effective instruction, provides meaningful and motivational professional learning, and acts as a catalyst for systemic reform and change. To learn more, visit the AVID Web site.
College and Career Days
Students have an opportunity to learn from college recruiters and local professional at our annual “College and Career” days. Located on-site at Scott, “College and Career” days offer Scott students a better understanding of the both the college admissions process and the wide range of professions available to them.
Classroom adoption of a college or university
Every classroom at Scott “adopts” a college or university. The goal is to instill a college-bound expectation in every student at a young age. Classrooms build and maintain a board of materials about their adopted college, including flyers, banners and program descriptions.