Overview The Rising Scholars program is a partnership between Ann Arbor Public Schools and the U of M Center for Educational Outreach designed to reach out to under served but high achieving students to decrease the documented achievement gap and prepare them for college. During their time in the program, students will participate in a Summer Learning Academy (SLA), identify personal and academic goals and participate in leadership, college preparation and career readiness opportunities.
Program Goals The Rising Scholars Program operates with three (3) overarching goals:
To address achievement disparities
Increase enrollment and completion in rigorous courses including AC and AP courses.
Academically prepare underrepresented students for success in higher education
Summer Learning Academy The Summer Learning Academy (SLA) is a one-week leadership academy where invited incoming Rising Scholars begin their transition from middle school to high school. Students preview high school content, learn soft skills for high school success, tour The University of Michigan and begin to build relationships with their cohort members.
Main Program Components
Access to partnerships such as The University of Michigan, CEO, College Board, etc…
College and Career Readiness through project-based learning, real world applications and development of leadership skills
Successful completion of FAFSA
Assistance with completion of college and university applications including essay writing
Access to various scholarship and grant opportunities including support in essay writing and application completion
Opportunity to participate in various summer pre-college, enrichment and leadership programs
Application to University of Michigan
Mentorship by University of Michigan students and mentors
Increased enrollment and completion of AC/AP courses