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Liberal Arts College Preparatory Program

Program Description:
The Liberal Arts College Preparatory Program (LACPP) is a learning community designed to provide access and support for students in the 11th and 12th grade as they progress through college readiness initiatives.  Students in this program will be prepared both academically and personally to successfully access and complete college. The focus of this program is to provide college preparatory classes, rigorous curriculum and engaging experiences to ensure that all students are "college ready".

The program is based on the theoretical framework of the work of David  Conley out of the  Educational Policy Improvement Center (EPIC) and the seminal text, "College Knowledge: What is Really Takes for Students To Succeed  and What We Can Do to Get Them Ready." 

All students in the LACP Program are expected to take coursework required for college admissions and preparation.  Students in the class of 2015 will be directed to take at least 4 dual credit  classes, four years of Math and Science, join and actively participate in at least one college readiness resource support program and take the ACT and or SAT test.  Students will be supported for success throughout their high school experience for a smooth transition to college.

AVID:
Students entering into the  LACPP program  in the 11th grade will  have an oppurtunity to choose to be apart of the AVID college readiness support program. Students in AVID take an college support class as an elective class during the day. Students who select this option will be committed to taking and AVID elective during their Junior and Senior year. Research shows students who have participated in an AVID program have a distinct advantage in the college environment.

LACPP Students:
Students can elect to enroll in College Preparatory classes in a ‘al la carte’ fashion, meaning students have an opportunity to select specific classes that are a part of  the IB or Project Lead the Way/IB Career Certificate programs or select course from the Advanced Placement (AP) and College in  School (CIS) offerings.

If students are interested want more information about AP or CIS classes they should contact their grade level counselor  or the LACPP and Advanced Placement Program  Coordinator, Chad Owen.