College Preparation Intervention Program Helps Students be Successful after Graduation
The Allegany County Public School System has partnered with Allegany College of Maryland through the College Preparation Intervention Grant Program to provide academic preparation and support to help students be successful in postsecondary education.
In order to qualify for the program and begin regular credited course study at ACM, students must score at the Math 102 level or the English 101 level on the Accuplacer test. This test was administered by the school system in January and May of this year. Parents recently received letters from the school system notifying them if their child qualified for the program.
If students enroll in the program, they will receive college course instruction at no cost and earn .5 credits toward high school graduation requirements upon successful completion of the college prep course (English or math). Students enrolled in CPIP English will also earn .5 ACPS credits and one ACM credit upon successful completion of the Habits for Success course. Information will be provided to students in both programs regarding college applications, required courses for specific academic programs, and information about financial aid and the process for applying for it.
At the conclusion of the semester, students will re-take the Accuplacer test to assess improvement during the course. Students who successfully pass the test will be encouraged to enroll in the Early College (dual enrollment) program in their high schools. Students are encouraged to enroll in the CPIP programs during the first semester of the 2012-2013 school year as there is no charge for the program if it’s taken at their high school. If students need to enroll in the course upon entering college, the standard college fee of $387 will apply.
Students should contact school counselors to determine if they currently have an adequate number of credits toward graduation. If so, they should request to take the CPIP English or math in the fall. If in January 2013, students retake the Accuplacer test and scores at the appropriate English 101/Math 102 level, they can then enroll in college level courses at the cost of $100 per course.
Counselors will be available to meet with students on the following dates: (Allegany) August 6-8, 13-16; (Fort Hill) July 23-27; (Mountain Ridge) July 23-26, 30, August 1, 13-16; (Career Center) July 23-27, August 6, 13.
For more information, please contact Val Llewellyn, CPIP Grant Coordinator, at email@example.com.