Theory of Change: Academics

100 PERCENT

OF OUR GRADUATES COMPLETE HIGH SCHOOL ON TIME AND IMMEDIATELY ENROLL IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Through access to higher education, our students will not only change their lives for the better, but they will create a ripple effect and become change agents within their families, in their community, and throughout our nation.

COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS

Beginning in 6th grade, students begin preparation for higher education through our College and Career Readiness Program.

Following resources provided:
We provide important resources such as college campus tours, Career Nights, financial aid workshops, free Kaplan® SAT and ACT training courses, and individual academic counseling

TUTORING AND EDUCATION CENTERS

Tutoring and academic case management students receive remedial assistance in reading, math, science and test-taking skills. This approach raises grade-level proficiency in core subjects, keeping students on track for on-time high school graduation and college readiness.

THE NEXT STEP PROGRAM©

The Next Step© Program addresses the need to emphasize career exploration in grades 6-12 to inspire the longer term goals of persistence in college and workforce development. Our impactful middle school program inspires future visioning to motivate positive personal decision-making and academic achievement.

COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS

Most of our students, if eligible, receive merit-based college scholarships ranging from $4,000 to $10,000 over their college tenure.

OUR IMPACT

52%

COLLEGE GRADUATION RATE FOR BACHELOR’S OR MASTER’S DEGREE, COMPARED WITH 12% OF THEIR PEERS NATIONALLY
(Pew Research Center, 2016)

    16

    CONSECUTIVE GRADUATING CLASSES WHERE 100% FINISH HIGH SCHOOL ON TIME AND ENROLL IN HIGHER EDUCATION

      150+

      ALUMNI IN COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITIES IN THE COUNTRY AND AROUND THE WORLD

        CRISTINA ’16

        “The lessons that I learned here at The Wooden floor extend beyond the dance studio and can be applied to life. They helped me do well in high school, and I know that they will help me through college and beyond. I am attending UCLA and pursuing a degree in nursing. I am one of 13 siblings. One of my sisters has cerebral palsy, and she is the inspiration behind my decision to pursue a career in nursing. This is something that I am passionate about and with hard work and dedication, I am confident I will achieve.”