College Success Program Overview

Preparing students for success in higher education.

Many, but not all, College Success Program (CSP) students are the first in their family to attend college and do not have the financial means to attend without significant support.

The four programs available in FCPS are:

  • Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)
  • The Early Identification Program (EIP)
  • The College Partnership Program (CPP)

These programs prepare students for the academic rigor of college course work, help students with the college application process, and provide enrichment experiences to build the resilience that is so often needed to successfully graduate.

Together, the programs offer a variety of services that include:

  • Assistance with the college application process
  • Field trips to college campuses
  • Goal setting and career exploration
  • Monitoring of academic performance
  • Tutoring

Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)

The mission of AVID is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society. AVID’s goal is to ensure that students capable of completing a college preparatory path will: succeed in the most rigorous curriculum, actively participate in the school community, enroll in a four-year college, become educated and responsible participants and leaders in a democratic society.

College Partnership Program (CPP)

The College Partnership Program (CPP) assist students who are traditionally underrepresented in higher education (first generation, African-American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Hispanic, limited English proficient, students with disabilities or economically disadvantaged students), who demonstrate the ability to maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 (weighted), or who are willing to pursue advanced coursework and demonstrate leadership in school or community activities.

Early Identification Program (EIP)

The Early Identification Program (EIP) aims to provide first generation students with the tools and support needed to become college ready by accepting nominations of seventh grade students who are prospective first-generation college students, and who demonstrate the ability to maintain a minimum GPA of 3.2. Students at these schools may be nominated by a teacher, coach, or mentor:

  • Glasgow Middle School
  • Holmes Middle School
  • Jackson Middle School
  • Lanier Middle School
  • Poe Middle School
  • Sandburg Middle School
  • Whitman Middle School

GMU Contact: 703-993-3120

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