From Our Students

Experiences from our previous students.

Rubi (left) and Yesica (right), Class of 2016, reflect on the impact the PreCollegiate program had on their academic trajectory as they graduate from high school

“PreCollegiate made a big impact navigating me towards college. When I was accepted into the program in seventh grade, I knew I wanted to go to college, but wasn’t aware of anything else. PreCollegiate guided me a lot of the way. This program helped me by expanding my horizons. It encouraged me to apply to places that were far away, helped me prepare for the ACT and supported me in taking advanced classes throughout high school. The summer programs reassured me on my work ethic and made me conclude that going off to college was possible. Overall, PreCollegiate granted me the support and opportunities a first generation student needs.”

– Rubi Ariza

“The summer programs where my favorite part about Pre-Collegiate, simply because I developed relationships with people who are now a huge part of my life, and whom now have a special place in my heart. It is amazing to see the things everyone has accomplished throughout our high school journey, and I am eager to see where their next journey takes them. Thanks to this program I have benefited from not only getting to know amazing people, but also people who have been an extraordinary support system. Without a doubt I am truly blessed to have had the chance of being a part of the Pre-Collegiate family.”

– Rubi Ariza