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College Success Academy
Piloted in 2011, the College Success Academy (CSA) offers rigorous, tuition-free programs for Boston Public School students seeking to succeed in high school and pursue a college education. The Edison K8 is fortunate to participate in this program and to provide classroom space for CSA’s after school program.
Where and when does the program take place?
Monday - Friday
8:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
*During the Summer session, Scholars spend six weeks at Milton Academy working to supplement and enrich all they have learned during the previous academic year. The summer also prepares Scholars for the year ahead.
Academic Year Session (After-School Classes)
During the academic year, CSA focuses on supporting and developing Scholars’ skills so they can be successful in middle school and beyond.
Brighton Site: Edison K-8
Tuesday & Thursday
2:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
East Boston Site: McKay
Tuesday & Thursday
2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
“Steppingstone’s College Success Academy takes students and whole families by the hand, beginning in fourth grade, and tells them it’s possible to think about college. It creates a core of college-minded middle-school students, who become a leaven in the dough of the whole school community.”
- Mary Driscoll, former principal of the Edison School
“The families, students, and teachers of the McKay School have been clamoring for a partner like Steppingstone. This partnership fills a void that has existed for far too long: the lack of rigorous, out-of-school time activities designed to increase the academic performance of all students.”
– Jordan Weymer, principal of the Donald McKay K-8 School
“There are so many resources through this program that expose Scholars to a rich scholastic environment. They are positively reinforced every day that YES they will go to college! YES they will graduate! and YES they will get a job! Establishing this goal early in life will shape how they make all other decisions that will benefit their ultimate goal of graduating from college.”
– Margaret Williams, CSA tutor