St. Elizabeth Catholic School has been selected to participate in a new program called Education Opens Doors.
The program focuses on introducing middle school students to topics addressing college readiness. A study in 2014 led by Commit Partnership of Dallas found that 14% of high school graduates are deemed “college ready”.
Education Opens Doors “prepares students for post-secondary success by providing them with information that is not typically taught in formal academic settings.”
The program will include classroom instruction from current teachers through the program’s six pillars, which include: mapping the journey to college; navigating high school; crafting a well-rounded resume; choosing one’s own path; how to apply to college; and, most importantly, how to pay for college.
“Our train-the-trainer program raises students’ college and career expectations, confidence, and skills to navigate the college-going process. This is traditionally done through weekly lessons that address the program’s six curricular pillars.”
The program will begin this fall for grades 7 and 8 and has already been implemented in two other Diocesan schools in Dallas.