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Hilltop Scholars, Peace Community Center, Hilltop, Tacoma, High School
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High School

 High School

9th grade- 12th grade

Hilltop Scholars

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KIDS IN PROGRAM

When our Hilltop Scholars enter high school, programming is no longer held at schools but is located at Peace Community Center, a centralized location where scholars from a variety of Tacoma high schools can meet to attend structured tutoring and one-on-one instruction after school. The goal of the high school phase of Hilltop Scholars is to help every scholar graduate from high school prepared to succeed in a four-year college setting.

After-School Learning

Starting in 9th grade, scholars begin to prepare for life post-high school by thinking about college and career readiness. Scholars attend seminars to develop action plans for their future. Sessions include college planning, applying to scholarships and financial aid, budgeting, and building relationships in new communities.

Academic Coaching

At the beginning of the year, scholars are paired up with an Academic Coach who helps them develop academic goals, strategies, study skills, organization, and time-management. Academic Coaches meet with their scholars regularly and keep in contact with teachers and families to help scholars meet their goals.

 

“Being at Peace makes me feel like I have a purpose and am going somewhere.” -Hilltop Scholar student

 

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

Scholars as young adults graduate high school college-ready. Scholars will:

SCHOOL YEAR

Through programming students develop positive mindsets, receive academic support, and focus on their social and emotional development.

  • Explore identity and create a post-secondary and career plan
  • Complete credits required for admission into a four-year college
  • Maintain at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Have 90% attendance
  • Academic coaching- 1 on 1 mentoring, goal setting and skill building
  • Monday-Thursday after-school tutoring
  • College and career readiness seminars and support
  • Field trips and college visits
  • Snack and dinner meal daily

 To be eligible to apply for our program, your family must live in or near the Hilltop neighborhood.

Preference will be given to students who are traditionally underrepresented in college.

 

If you qualify, please click the interest button to fill out an interest form.

 

INTEREST FORM

 

JOINING HILLTOP SCHOLARS

To be eligible to apply for our program, your family must live in or near the Hilltop neighborhood. Preference will be given to students who are traditionally underrepresented in college.

 

 

If you qualify, please click the interest button to fill out an interest form.

 

INTEREST FORM

 

LOCATED AT PEACE COMMUNITY CENTER

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QUICK STATS

426

HOURS OF INSTRUCTION ANNUALLY

134

DAYS PER YEAR

77

STUDENTS SERVED 2014-2015