Program Opportunities

State Pre College Enrichment Program Flyer:
For more information email: : sprep-ps@cumc.columbia.edu

S-PREP is a FREE academic enrichment and college preparatory program for 7th – 12th grade students, who are interested in pursuing a career in medicine or related STEM professions. The long-range objective is to increase the number of historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students prepared to enter college, and improve their participation rate in healthcare and STEM.

Prep for Prep Grades 5-7: Contact Ms. Chen if applying (JChen17@schools.nyc.gov)
https://www.prepforprep.org/admissions/welcome


Prep for Prep | Welcome
We are thrilled that you are interested in learning more about Prep for Prep. We are the nation’s foremost program for academically gifted African American, Latino, and Asian American students to build the foundation for academic, social, and leadership success in whatever they choose to pursue. Prep for Prep helps students enroll and thrive in premier independent schools (commonly known as private schools) in New York City and boarding schools across the Northeast. To ensure our students' success at their schools, we prepare them in advance of their placement through an intensive 14-month academic program. Throughout their educational career, Prep for Prep supports its students' development by providing academic and social guidance, leadership development opportunities, college guidance, and undergraduate support.
For further admissions information, please visit: www.prepforprep.org


TEAK Grade 6: Contact Ms. Chen if applying (JChen17@schools.nyc.gov)
https://teakfellowship.org/admissions/


TEAK stands out for its commitment to diversity and choice. Admission to TEAK is based solely on academic achievement, leadership and personal potential, and financial need. TEAK does not base admission on race, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or physical ability. TEAK offers a number of educational options to its students by incorporating public, parochial, and independent (day or boarding) high school partners.
 
TEAK admits high achieving, motivated sixth-grade students from all five boroughs of New York City and works with ​them through the summer after they graduate from high school. Rigorous academic preparation, guidance and support through selective high schools, and exposure to a strong group of peers and mentors give talented students who lack the economic resources of their peers more equal footing from which to compete and succeed in college.
 
For further admissions information, please visit: https://teakfellowship.org/admissions/


Lang Youth Medical Program Grade 6: Contact Ms. Seda if applying (mseda3@schools.nyc.gov)
https://www.nyp.org/acn/community-programs/lang-youth/admissions


Lang Youth Medical Program was established at NewYork-Presbyterian in 2003. The vision for this six-year science enrichment program was to inspire and prepare students in the Washington Heights and Inwood school district to gain acceptance into college, explore careers in healthcare, and become future leaders who give back to their communities. Today, this vision is flourishing. Every year, graduates of the Lang Youth Medical Program go to college, enter the healthcare professions, and many alumni return to take positions at NewYork-Presbyterian and throughout their community.
 
Applicants interested in applying to the Lang Youth Medical Program must:

  1. Be a current sixth grade student.

  2. Be attending one of the District 6 middle schools in Washington Heights or Inwood.*

  3. Currently have an average of 80% or above in school grades.

  4. Demonstrate interest in exploring medical and science related careers.

  5. Be able to make a six-year commitment to the program, from 7th grade through 12th grade


For further admissions information, please visit: https://www.nyp.org/acn/community-programs/lang-youth/admissions


REGIS Program for Grade 5 Male Students: Contact Ms. McCullough if applying (JMcCullough3@schools.nyc.gov)
https://www.regis.org/reach/reachfacts.cfm


Regis High School transforms Catholic young men through an academically exceptional Jesuit education in a caring community which inspires leadership, generosity and a lifelong passion for service as Men for Others. Regis is tuition free and merit based, giving special consideration to families in need of financial assistance. Working in partnership with New York City parochial, public, and private elementary schools, REACH accepts nominations for students who meet these criteria:
• Student is a 5th grade boy.
• Student is Catholic.
• Student possesses good to superior academic and leadership potential (based on 4th & 5th grade report cards and motivation to achieve).
• Student scores in the 75th percentile or above on standardized tests (for public school students, a 4 or high 3 on NY State English and Math Exams).
• Student's family demonstrates financial need.

 
For further admissions information, please visit: https://www.regis.org/reach/reachfacts.cfm


Oliver Scholars Grade 7: Contact Ms. Chen if applying (JChen17@schools.nyc.gov)
https://www.oliverscholars.org/admissions/#


Through year-round outreach efforts, Oliver Scholars seeks to identify talented students who are motivated to transform their community, our country, and the world. We accept applications from Black and Latinx students in seventh grade with a 90% Overall GPA, 600 or Higher on NYS Standardized tests, and who also demonstrates leadership potential through school involvement, from all New York City districts.
 
For further admissions information, please click here


MS Arts Boot Camp Grade 7:
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Middle School Arts Audition Boot Camp is a free, two-week arts program for New York City Department of Education public school students entering grade 8 in September 2022. This intensive program will return to an “in-person” camp this summer. The NYCDOE Office of Arts & Special Projects administers this program in collaboration with a group of leading cultural organizations: Lincoln Center, Weill Institute of Music at Carnegie Hall, Harlem School for the Arts, NY Philharmonic, Studio in a School, and Julliard. The goal of the program is to provide equity and access in preparation to screened NYCDOE arts high schools and arts programs for 300 currently Title I middle school students interested in auditioning for a screened high school arts program.

A Better Chance Grades 4 to 9:
https://www.abetterchance.org/admissions-and-programming/eligibility-requirements
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A Better Chance places high-performing students of color in our nation’s best independent schools and supports them on their educational and leadership journeys.

YOU ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY TO A BETTER CHANCE IF:
You identify as a person of color:

  • Black/African American, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, or Multiracial (and you identify with one of the prior ethnicities mentioned)

  • You are a citizen or permanent resident of the United States

  • You are in grade 4 – 9