About the ConnCAP Pre-College Program at Southern
ConnCAP is an initiative of the State of Connecticut Department of Higher Education.
Through this grant-funded opportunity, Southern is partnering with New Haven Public Schools to help students successfully complete high school and prepare for college. Students are selected at the end of 9th grade or beginning of 10th grade to participate in the ConnCAP Pre-College Program throughout their 10th, 11th and 12th grade years.
The ConnCAP Pre-College Program has a main focus of supporting students to be academically successful in high school and to support their transition to and graduation from college.
Throughout their three years with the ConnCAP Pre-College Program, students will:
- Receive academic support for three years
- Build their academic skills with an academic success coach
- Brainstorm and explore career options
- Take college classes for credit (earn up to 18 credits)
- Go on college visits
- Participate in college cultural, educational, and social events at Southern
- Have assigned tutors to help with content and learning
- Receive money for school supplies and books
- Get a pre-paid bus pass to come to Southern
- Be able to share this experience with their families
Who is eligible to participate in the ConnCAP Pre-College Program at Southern?
Students must be in 9th grade or starting 10th grade at a New Haven public high school to be eligible to enroll in the ConnCAP Pre-College Program. Additionally, students must have a GPA under 2.7 and participate in the Free or Reduced Lunch Program.
How much does the ConnCAP Pre-College Program at Southern cost?
The ConnCAP Pre-College Program at Southern is free to selected students.
How do students find out if they are eligible to participate in the ConnCAP Pre-College Program at Southern?
Students in 9th grade need to complete an application to determine their eligibility. Students are notified of their acceptance status within 2 weeks of applying.
What are the requirements to participate in the ConnCAP Pre-College Program at Southern?
Once enrolled, students and their parents/families must attend an orientation at Southern. Then, students will attend weekly meetings and program activities on campus. Students also need to maintain good grades and follow the rules of the ConnCAP Pre-College Program at Southern.
When does ConnCAP Pre-College Program at Southern officially begin?
The program will begin on Friday, October 8th with orientation from 5-7:30pm for students and their parents/families. The academic component will start the following week and it will continues weekly throughout the school year on Wednesdays from 3:30-5:30pm at Southern.
Contact Katie De Oliveira if you have any questions firstname.lastname@example.org.