WHAT IS THE

ACADEMIC SUCCESS PROGRAM?

The Academic Success Program (“ASP”) is a comprehensive high school program that helps inner-city students in the 9th through 12th grades prepare for college. ASP’s primary focus is on students who are first in their families to attend to college. ASP helps these inner-city students first realize that college is within their grasp and then provides them with the tools necessary to make their dreams a reality.

ASP has been recognized both nationally and statewide as a top program in education by the National Education Association, the National Education Board in Washington, D.C., the Texas Education Agency, and the Texas Association of School Administrators. While these are impressive achievements, ASP’s focus is to do more than help students gain admission and scholarships to top colleges; the goal is to change students’ lives and their communities.

ASP has enjoyed tremendous success. Students who would not have otherwise considered going to college now attend Top-Tier universities with 100% of their financial need met. During ASP’s 20-year history, ASP students have been accepted to over 50 top-tier universities throughout the United States, including Harvard, Yale, Princeton, MIT, Duke, Columbia, Dartmouth, Brown, Cornell, NYU, Wellesley, Boston College, Brandeis, Bowdoin, Colgate, the University of Texas, SMU, and Texas A&M. In the last three years, ASP has had seven students accepted to Harvard out of Dallas Independent School District. Moreover, in the last three years, ASP high schools have garnered an average of $4.1 million dollars each in scholarships and financial aid.

MORE THAN THE APPLICATION

WHAT DOES ASP DO FOR STUDENTS?

ASP is not just a college application assistance program. ASP works with students at every level to prepare them to be college-ready by graduation. At the core of the program is the ASP Facilitator, a recent top university graduate that directs the ASP program at the high school campus full-time. The Facilitators understand how to help students, because they come from similar backgrounds and share common experiences. They have an inside perspective on gaining admission to a top university and surviving the academic rigor of the college experience. They are the role models that help lift students out of their difficult circumstances to a life of scholarship and success. With the direction, mentoring, and motivation of the ASP Facilitator, students begin preparing for college as early as the 9th grade. Some of ASP’s core components include: personalized college guidance with the ASP Facilitator, SAT preparation camps, regular parent meetings, leadership opportunities within ASP, writing workshops, college essay assistance, college resume assistance, college interview seminars, college field trips, and financial aid workshops. At every step of the way, the ASP Facilitator is there to help the students navigate the labyrinth that is today’s college admissions process. Generally, this type of personal attention can only be had by the wealthiest of students at the best private schools. ASP makes it possible for inner-city students to receive the same attention at no cost to the student.

ASP HIGH SCHOOLS

-Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy
-Bryan Adams High School
-David W. Carter High School
-Dr. Wright L. Lassiter Jr. Early College High School
-Hillcrest High School
-International Leadership of Texas – Arlington/Grand Prairie High School
-International Leadership of Texas – Garland High School
-International Leadership of Texas – Keller High School
-Irma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School
-John Leslie Patton Jr. Academic Center
-Moises E. Molina High School

-School of Business and Management at Townview Magnet Center
-School of Education and Social Services at Townview Magnet Center
-School of Health Professions at Townview Magnet Center
-School of Science and Engineering at Townview Magnet Center
-Seagoville High School
-Thomas Jefferson High School
-Trinidad Garza Early College High School
-W.T. White High School
-Wilmer-Hutchins High School