Promote rigorous academic coursework based on college entrance requirements.
Provide services to ALL students in the participating grade level rather than a selected group of students.
Start with students in 7th grade, follow those students into high school and continue through high school graduation in 2014.
Provide comprehensive services including mentoring, tutoring, counseling, and other activities such as after-school programs, summer academic and enrichment programs and college visits
Inform students and parents about college options and financial aid, including providing students with a 21st Century Scholar Certificate - an early notification of their eligibility for financial aid.