Pre-Collegiate and Access Programs

ConnCAP/Upward Bound/Danbury Public Schools Collaborative

The Western Connecticut State University ConnCAP/Upward Bound/Danbury Public Schools Collaborative 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 programs serve 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 our eligibility guidelines.*

The ConnCAP/Upward Bound/Danbury Public Schools Collaborative Programs are a year-round program serving approximately 110 Danbury High School students in grades 9th – 12th. The program begins recruiting students at the end of 8th grade to develop and strengthen their academic skills over the next four years.

Over the course of the four years, each student participates in a leadership building activity that challenges the students and promotes self-confidence and goal-setting skills, as well as learning the importance of teamwork and social-personal responsibilities.

A mandatory six-week, nonresidential summer program is conducted at Western Connecticut State University. This summer program is designed to prepare students academically and socially for the upcoming school year. Students are given an introduction to the major courses they will be taking in the fall. Career and college counseling courses are offered, as well as supplementary classes that address issues affecting today’s teens. Students participate in educational and cultural trips, college tours and attend college preparatory workshops on a weekly basis.

During the academic year, each student receives an academic advisor who monitors their academic and behavioral progress. Student progress is shared with parents at the end of each marking period, during Parent/ Guardians Conferences. The ConnCAP/Upward Bound/Danbury Public Schools Collaborative Programs work collaboratively with students, parents, teachers, and guidance counselors to assure that students will work towards their academic potential.  After school tutoring and various workshops such as Study Skills, S. A. T. Preparation and Financial Aid Awareness are offered. The ConnCAP/Upward Bound/Danbury Public Schools Collaborative Programs involve students in their school and community through community service, thereby enabling the facilitation of a sense of community and unity developed over the summer.

The ConnCAP program is funded through the Connecticut Department of Education. The Upward Bound Program is funded by the US Department of Education. The Danbury Public Schools Collaborative is funded through the Danbury Board of Education of Danbury, Connecticut.

In short, the Western Connecticut State University ConnCAP/Upward Bound/Danbury Public Schools Collaborative Programs stand for respect for others, respect for yourself, and for the pursuit of lifelong learning!

*Please call our office for the current income guidelines.

Danbury High School ConnCAP/Upward Bound/Danbury Public Schools Collaborative Programs Office Information:
Location: DHS, Room B212C (across from Cafeteria)
Ms. Carmen Cornacchia, Site Advisor
Email: cornac@danbury.k12.ct.us or cornacchiac@wcsu.edu
Danbury High School, Office Phone: 203-731-8276

 

PLEASE NOTE:  Classes, Trips, Activities and Schedules are Subject to Change.

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