College Partnership Program (CPP)
College Partnership Program (CPP) assist high school students who are traditionally underrepresented in higher education by providing students with monthly sessions and workshops.
About the College Partnership Program
The goal of the College Partnership Program (CPP) is to increase the number of students, particularly first-generation and traditionally underrepresented students, that enroll and succeed in college.
Each year, there is an application process for the College Partnership Program. Interested students should contact their counselor at their local high school.
Apply to CPP
The College Partnership Program is currently accepting applications. Students can only apply online with their FCPS G Suite account.
Paper applications in English, Spanish, Arabic, and Korean are available at each FCPS High School and Middle School.
For more information about the program or to request a paper application, interested students and parents/guardians can contact their school counselors, school based CPP advocates, middle school contacts or Lakeyta Smith (Educational Specialist, College Success Program) at 571-423-4413. The application deadline is March 18, 2020.
Services provided by the College Partnership Program include:
- Academic counseling.
- College visits.
- Help with completing college and scholarship applications.
- Monthly meetings.
- Parent education sessions.
- SAT preparation classes.
- A summer overnight experience on a college campus.
- News and information related to colleges and careers via FCPS's 24-7 (Blackboard) site
Most high schools in Fairfax County have a College Partnership Program. Contact your counselor for more information.
A typical CPP student:
- Represents a traditionally underrepresented population in higher education:
- first generation
- American Indian
- Alaskan Native
- limited English proficient
- students with disabilities
- economically disadvantaged.
- Demonstrates the ability to maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 in core classes (weighted).
- Is willing to pursue advanced coursework.
- Demonstrates leadership in school or community activities.
- Students: need to maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher in core classes and attend CPP activities.
- should attend parent meetings,
- be aware of student CPP activities, and
- check their student's attendance and grades.
Information for Middle School Students Only:
The College and Career Exploration (CCE) club operates as an after-school program and is open to all students. Eighth grade students interested in the high school program will apply through their club sponsor or counselor.