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Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings (CEEAS) is Announcing the Next Round of Openings for College Now

Next round of openings for College Now: Applications due June 30th! Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings (CEEAS) is excited to announce the expansion of the College Now program and currently accepting applications from interested agencies.

From the CEEAS Announcement:

In January, we started College Now to bring access to college level courses to students in juvenile justice agencies across the country. College Now is designed for juvenile justice agencies interested in helping their students earn college credits during their term of confinement, and providing support and planning to help students continue and persist at college once they are released.

Through College Now, juvenile justice agencies and their education partners will receive intensive support from CEEAS. Agencies will have the opportunity to build college opportunities and establish a college-going culture. At each site, students will use online tools and participate in virtual classes to prepare for CLEP tests. CEEAS will support each agency to become a official CLEP test center.

In addition, CEEAS will support the selection of a teacher or staff member from each site to act as a site coordinator. These site coordinators will facilitate the program, assist students in their study preparation, and lead college awareness activities. Site coordinators will have the opportunity to earn a stipend from CEEAS.

The goal of this program is for students to earn transferrable college credit by passing CLEP exams, to increase their Accuplacer or SAT scores, to complete all required admission and financial aid preparation while they are held in confinement, and to successfully transition to college (full or part-time) upon release.

There is no fee to participate in College Now. However, agencies and their education partners must commit to fully participate. Applications to join College Now in time to participate in our next round of course offerings are due Friday, June 30th.

We are greatly excited about this opportunity, and hope you are too. Please help us spread the word, and we look forward to receiving your applications!

College Now is made possible through the support of the College Board.

Learn more & complete your application here.

Opening of our second school, this time in the Orleans Justice Center: We are looking for a great principal to join us! Click here for more information on the position.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 12:33 PM