St. Joan Antida High School is in partnership with a number of community agencies that provide opportunities for our students. These groups offer programs on site at the school as well as opportunities for students to participate in city-wide activities.
College Possible is an SJA partner who is making college admission and success possible for low-income students through an intensive curriculum of coaching and support. In 2015-16, 54% of SJA Juniors and Seniors were served by College Possible. In 2016, 100% of SJA's College Possible Seniors were accepted to a 4-year college.
About College Possible
Coaches, serving as AmeriCorps members, guide high school students through all of the key aspects of preparing for college during after-school sessions for two hours twice a week. Over the course of their junior and senior years, students complete 320 hours of curriculum in a supportive group of college-bound peers.
The junior curriculum orients students to the college application process, provides extensive preparation for the ACT/SAT exam, introduces students to college life through campus tours and allows time for students to apply for summer enrichment opportunities.
The senior curriculum leads students through the college application process, assists students in applying for financial aid and scholarships and guides students through the transition to college.
President Barack Obama praised the work of College Possible, formerly Admission Possible, at a White House event on June 30, 2009 highlighting innovative programs making a difference in communities across the country.