17 September 2010

 

This is our monthly email providing important information for Detroit Public School students, parents, teachers and staff, and others interested in preparing Detroit students for college.  Please forward this email to your friends and social networks.

 

Students who register for The Detroit College Promise scholarship and the adults they designate automatically receive this email.


Free SAT and ACT Test Preparation Site

March 2 Success is a free, web-based program that makes high quality test preparation instruction available to all. Designed by Kaplan and Educational Options and sponsored by the US Army, it is more inclusive than traditional college entrance test preparatory courses. While it is sponsored by the U.S. Army, the resources available are "no-strings attached" (i.e., a recruiter will not contact users unless asked to do so) and are free. Click here.

 

Get an edge with DAPCEP! 

For over 34 years, the Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program (DAPCEP) has been providing opportunities in science, technology, math and engineering (STEM) to Detroit students right on college campuses.  From ACT skills to renewable energy, DAPCEP can help you prepare to get into college and succeed once you're there, and it's FREE!  Whether you opt to pursue traditional STEM subjects or other directions, DAPCEP courses give everyone greater capacity to think critically, work independently and apply an ever-widening set of sophisticated skills. Register for courses at our Open House on Saturday, September 25 at Cobo Hall.  Visit http://www.dapcep.org/ for more information.

 

Get Your Golf Clubs Out

The Midnight Golf Program (MGP) is a 30 week empowering and mentoring experience that teaches life skills including financial literacy, college preparation, community activism, as well as learning to play golf. It makes a significant difference in the lives of the participants. The mission is to improve under-served young adults' personal development, educational preparedness and appreciation of the game of golf.  For more information, click here.

 

Become a Student Ambassador for The Detroit College Promise

Help us increase applications at your school by becoming a Detroit College Promise Ambassador. Tell your fellow students about our program and encourage them to sign up! Call us for details at 248-646-3269 or email us at DetroitCollegePromise@gmail.com.




Escape To College" scholarship
Most scholarships present awards to the students with the highest grade point average. Many of the brightest students do not earn the highest grades as they are individuals who "think out of the box".  Those talented entrepreneurial individuals are often overlooked and need an incentive to join the  game of college admissions, high grade point averages and high admission test scores. The Escape to College Fund is designed specifically for those students who earn between a 2.0 and 3.0 GPA. Only 5 scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded. For more information, click here
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Do Not Pay for FAFSA

Students, you DO NOT need to pay anyone to fill out the FAFSA.  If you have any questions on filling it out, contact your high school or university.

 

Top Schools for DCP Applications

Congratulations to the staff and students at Cass Tech, King, Denby, Finney and Osborn Upper for having the most registered students, as of 13 September 2010.  Totals are updated weekly on our News page, or by clicking here.  The deadline for high school students (classes of 2011 to 2014) to register is December 1, 2010.

Registration forms are available on our Links page under Flyers, or click here for online registration instructions or here for our paper application form.

The totals by school for those with 25 or more students registered are below:

School Name

Registrations

Cass Tech

799

King

542

Denby

376

Finney

284

Osborn Upper

283

Ford

238

Cody-Upper

159

Northwestern

119

Central

114

Crockett

113

Cody-APL

109

Cody-ACT

96

Cody-MCHA

96

Osborn Math

92

Osborn Prep

82

Cody-DIT

81

Southwestern

68

Mumford

63

Renaissance

61

Osborn Evergreen

52

West Side

50

Pershing

39

CMA

28