The Western Connecticut State University Pre-Collegiate and Access Programs include the following programs: Danbury Public Schools Collaborative, Upward Bound/ ConnCAP, Dual Enrollment Pipelines, Excel, EA²P(Educational Achievement and Access Program) and PASS (Promoting Academically Successful Students).
The Danbury Public Schools Collaborative/Upward Bound Program is a year-round, college preparatory program serving approximately 110 Danbury High School students from grades 9 through 12. The Excel Program is a middle-school (Broadview, Rogers Park, and Westside Academy) feeder program for the Danbury Public Schools Collaborative/Upward Bound Program, currently serving 90 students in grades 7 and 8. The WCSU EA²P Program is a year-round academic enhancement program serving underprivileged college students.
EA²P (Educational Achievement & Access) BRIDGE Program
Western Connecticut State University EA²P Bridge program provides under-prepared students with the opportunity and support they need to obtain a college education. Through a rigorous One Week, Navigational Support & Advising Boot Camp and a 15-week fall semester academic program, EA²P Bridge participants will be immersed in a learning experience that provides them with opportunities to become familiar with the campus, academic expectations, and university resources.
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EA²P Bridge Services
pass (Promoting academically successful students) Program
The Western Connecticut State University PASS Program, sponsored by the Connecticut Office of Higher Education, is designed to enable minority and students in underserved populations to make progress towards their academic goals and get back into good academic standing. Using the peer support model and caseload approach, the WCSU PASS program will provide the following services to assist the academic and social development of its participants.
- Peer mentors meet with PASS participants to work on study skills, test-taking strategies, and advocacy.
- Peer mentors help make students feel more included by developing self-advocacy skills through modeling behavior associated with successful academic progress.
- Participants attend weekly meetings with support professionals who will address study skills, financial aid questions, career opportunities, and other campus navigation issues.
- Participants receive essential course materials and equipment.
To learn more about participating in the PASS Program, please contact Yara Zoccarato, (203) 837-9399, firstname.lastname@example.org.
ConnCAP / Upward Bound Programs
The Western Connecticut State University ConnCAP / Upward Bound Programs are an opportunity for high school students to develop their academic potential and achieve their goal of admission into a post-secondary educational program. The program serves Danbury High School students in families where neither parent has completed a 4-year college degree and/or low-income families whose taxable income is within state and federal eligibility guidelines.
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Danbury Public Schools Collaborative/Upward Bound Services
EXCEL / Danbury public schools collaborative Program
The Western Connecticut State University Excel / Danbury Public Schools Collaborative Program is an opportunity for middle school students, in grades 7 and 8, to develop their academic potential and achieve their goal of admission into a post-secondary educational program upon completion of high school. The program serves Broadview, Rogers Park and Westside Middle School students in families where neither parent has completed a 4-year college degree and/or low-income families whose taxable income is within our eligibility guidelines
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The Pre-Collegiate and Access Programs at Western Connecticut State University offers students going into their Junior and Senior year in high school the opportunity to participate in our Dual-Enrollment for the preparation of an education or computer science degree.
a) Danbury Teaching Fellows Pipeline
The Danbury Teaching Fellow Pipeline offers students supervised field-based opportunities for learning about, observing, applying, and reflecting on instructional methods and materials used to support English Language Learners in English as a Second Language (ESL) and bilingual classrooms at the elementary and secondary levels.
b) Computer Science Pipeline
The Computer Science Pipeline offers students the opportunity to use problem-solving based approaches.
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