- College placement. We maintain a college placement office with six full-time staff members dedicated solely to helping our students choose the college that will launch them into their futures. Once they are at those colleges, we maintain a robust support system to help them with anything they need, including assistance with paperwork (financial aid, transfer, re-enrollment forms, etc), regular advising sessions, a library of resources that includes textbooks and technology for the college level, and support with test prep for graduate-level entrance exams like the LSAT and GRE.
Even though our graduates are no longer on our campus, People’s Prep supports all of our alumni for six years following high school graduation to help ensure matriculation through and graduation from their post-secondary choices.
Each graduate has a dedicated advisor in our Office of College Placement helping resolve small missteps and tackle big hurdles to continue moving towards earning a degree. We follow up with our alumni frequently through monthly phone check-ins and regular in-person meetings and provide additional resources including a textbook library, computers, and yearly financial aid application assistance. Beginning Spring 2017, People’s Prep proudly partners with the Opportunity Network, which provides additional resources and support to all PPCS alumni.
In 2016, less than 14% of our city had earned a college degree, so our alumni support is paramount in our strategic plan to achieve our mission.
This programming is only possible due to generous donations from our Friends of People’s Prep. If you would like to help our students in completing our mission of college graduation, consider donating today.