The Early Identification Program (EIP) is a multiyear college preparatory program for first generation, college bound middle and high school students who will be the first in their family to attend college. The goal of the EIP is to heighten student academic aspirations.
The EIP represents a collaborative effort between Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS), George Mason University and other neighboring school divisions (Prince William County, Falls Church City, Manassas City and Manassas Park).
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During the summer, students attend a three-week academic enrichment program in which they work on special projects in science, math, English and technology.
Students apply to the EIP at the end of the 7th grade and enter the program in the 8th grade. To apply, students must first be recommended by a school counselors, teacher, or other caring adult. Once nominated, students and their parents are invited to attend an information meeting where program specifics are explained and applications are distributed. Should students decide to participate, they are responsible for completing and submitting the application by the specified deadline.
The EIP guarantees admission to George Mason University for those students who follow a precollege curriculum, successfully complete the program in good academic standing, and meet George Mason University’s admission requirements. Need-based financial aid is available to program participants. Whether students choose to attend George Mason University or not, the skills acquired in the program help students succeed in postsecondary education as well as in the world of work.
Early Identification Program Liaison
Lewis E. Forrest
George Mason University
Elementary School Counseling Specialist (K-6)
Secondary School Counseling Specialist (7-12)
College Success Program Manager
College Partnership Specialist
AVID Resource Teacher
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September 4, 2012