Campus Support at Pasadena High Schools

CAP partners with Pasadena’s John Muir, Blair, Marshall, and Pasadena high schools, and Pasadena LEARNs after school program to provide college readiness workshops and one-to-one college advisement after school to all students on a drop-in basis. Because students do not need to enroll in our programs permanently, they are free to access the help they need, when they need it. We work closely with instructors and counselors to ensure our programs fit curriculum needs.

CAP also has an on-campus office at John Muir High School in order to provide support to and collaborate with teachers, counselors, and administrators as well as students.

Additionally, CAP provides small group and individualized postsecondary planning support during the school day to students at PUSD’s two alternative education high schools: Rose City and CIS.

Lastly, CAP provides general college readiness and awareness presentations and informative planning portfolios to students in classrooms at all high schools in partnership with teachers and counselors.

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Footsteps to College

For students who feel passionate about creating a college-going culture at their schools and ensuring that their peers feel encouraged to explore their post-secondary options, CAP supports a leadership-focused club on campus at John Muir High School.

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Campus Support at Pasadena Middle Schools

CAP provides interactive and fun in-class and after school college, academic, and career readiness classes to students at Washington Middle School as well as after school classes at Blair Middle School.

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I Heart College Alumni Program

CAP’s I Heart College alumni engagement program provides personalized support services to select alumni through college graduation. I Heart College is designed to ensure that the graduating seniors who most regularly attend our drop-in programs continue to receive the accurate college information and individualized attention they’ve come to expect from CAP.

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Learning Works College Transition Program

CAP partners with Learning Works Charter School to provide a transition counselor who supports one-time high school drop-outs with individualized post-secondary planning support to recent and soon-to-be graduates.

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Community Workshops

Through meaningful partnerships and collaboration, CAP provides periodic workshops to youth-serving organizations in our community. In the past, topics have included: Financial Aid and FAFSA preparation, SAT/ACT preparation, General College Readiness Presentations, and Personal Statement Writing.

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SAT Preparation

CAP provides comprehensive SAT preparation to our program partners at PUSD high schools, The Pasadena Educational Foundation, and in our community.

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CAP’s Growth – 2011-2015

In the fall of 2012, CAP’s programs grew from serving one high school to serving two, and they have grown every school year since. This expanded capacity has been due in large part to an Americorps VISTA project and strong collaboration with school district, city, and community partners in Pasadena.