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Age 12-14
Program type After School
Specific needs

At risk, low income

Contact us Tsmall@Oliverscholars.Org
Deadline Sept. 29, 2017


The Oliver Scholars Program prepares high-achieving Black and Latino students for success at top independent high schools and prestigious colleges.


The Oliver Scholars model prepares young people--African-American and Latino 7th graders from low income and working class families--to embrace the challenge of learning at the accelerated pace expected of them by the finest schools. Our core values of scholarship, leadership, and service lay the foundation of our efforts. We use an internally designed curriculum that leverages best practices in teaching and learning, as well as support services tailored for the evolving needs of our participants, to guide them forward.

Careful attention is paid to teaching non-cognitive skills such as resilience and the ability to deal with adversity, in combination with critical thinking skills. Equally important, we work with our Scholars and their families so they can make good decisions regarding the schools they apply to--institutions that will enhance their strengths and bolster their skills in areas of relative weakness.

Over the years, Oliver has built a renowned academic preparation program for our Pre-Scholars (grades 7-8) and built a crucial support system for our Scholars (grades 9-12) that includes counseling, campus visits, workshops, summer classes, internship opportunities, and a college guidance program. There are now over 1,200 Oliver alumni who have gone to top secondary schools and colleges.


You Must Apply The Fall Of The Student's Seventh Grade. Students Must Meet All Of The Following Criteria In Order To Be Nominated For Our Program: Be Of African And/Or Latino Descent; Carry A Grade Point Average (Gpa) Of 90% In Sixth Grade In Math, Science, English, Social Studies And Foreign Language, With No Score Lower Than An 85% In Any Subject; Have A Raw Score In The Ela (English) Exam Greater Than 318 And A Raw Score Greater Than 320 On The Stm (Math) Exam; Be An Active Participant In Extracurricular Activities; Demonstrate Leadership Potential Through School And Community Involvement. Have A Strong Desire To Achieve Success And Contribute To Society.

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