CollegeSpring’s academic-year program is integrated into the junior- or senior-year curriculum at partner schools. It is most appropriate for schools where most students are on track to graduate and to fulfill A-G requirements but could benefit from extra support on the SAT or ACT and in college admissions.
The CollegeSpring program is an efficient way to maximize learning time during the academic year. All of our 80-hour programs include:
- 40 hours of test preparation
- 20 hours of college-readiness instruction
- Four full-length, proctored diagnostic exams
- Classroom instruction with professional teachers
- Near-peer mentoring and tutoring in groups of 3-5 with current undergraduates
Students attend CollegeSpring’s classroom sessions for 90 minutes per week throughout the year and attend CollegeSpring tutoring sessions with undergraduate mentors once a week during the spring semester.
CollegeSpring’s Programs Managers and Site Coordinators oversee program implementation and staff support. CollegeSpring trains and provides ongoing support for all mentors and instructors. In addition, CollegeSpring recruits, hires, and coordinates all undergraduate mentors. CollegeSpring also provides curriculum materials for all students, mentors, and teachers.
Students in the academic-year program attend a CollegeSpring class 90 minutes a week during their advisory period for the duration of the school year. Instructors are teachers at our partner organizations and receive pre-service training, lesson plan and pacing guides, and ongoing professional development opportunities.
During the second semester, students also attend an hour of mentoring every week, either after school or during the school day. Tutoring groups average 4-6 students per mentor.
Students take four diagnostic exams over the course of the year, proctored by schools either after school or on Saturdays.
Want more information about our approach? Learn more about our program model
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