Spring Fever for the College Readiness Initiative

AP Exam Prep 2014

This March has been a busy one for the College Readiness Initiative, a collaborative between the Center for College Readiness and AVID. The initiative, sponsored by the Houston Endowment and endorsed by the College Board, aims to address the need for a comprehensive college readiness system in Houston. Over the course of this month, 13 participating districts have brought nearly 450 students to the Rice Campus for various programs related to college readiness. Click on the events to see more photos.

March 6 – Destination College
Destination College provides students the opportunity to spend the day learning about college readiness skills, strategies for closing equity and achievement gaps, and planning for college and careers. This event brought 137 students from 13 school districts and 27 different high schools. See photos from the event.

March 19 – 112°: A Student Campus Experience
For this event, we hosted 112 middle school students from Dickinson ISD, giving them a first-hand look at life on a college campus. Attendees met current college students, saw parts of campus and participated in activities designed to prepare them for their own college career. Our hope is that this event served as one step of many toward 112 degrees. See photos from the event.

March 24 – AP Exam Prep for Students
Getting a student to study for an exam on a Saturday is no small feat; getting more than 200 is almost unimaginable, but that is exactly what happened last weekend. The Center for College Readiness, in conjunction with the College Readiness Initiative, hosted AP Exam Prep for Students at the Anderson-Clarke Center. The event included AP content, the scoring rubric, testing conditions and strategies for preparing for each section of the exam. See photos from the event.

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