College Prep Cafe
What is the TMCF College Prep Café?
In the fall of 2013, the TMCF College Prep Café is pioneering a new kind of “blended learning” that combines the best in online and face-to-face education that has been shown to get better results for students than either kind of instruction on its own. This special partnership program of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), Winston-Salem State University, and Connections Education has created a college-style lounge at Winston-Salem Preparatory Academy where freshman participate in college prep seminars, choose from hundreds of online electives and clubs that colleges look for on high school transcripts, and receive mentoring and guidance from Winston-Salem State University students and alumni. Best of all, for students who use the College Prep Café and graduate from Winston-Salem Prep in four years with at least a B average, TMCF will provide a college scholarship!
What will the student get from the TMCF College Prep Café?
Freshmen who enroll at Winston-Salem Preparatory Academy will have exclusive use of the TMCF College Prep Café and will benefit from three key ingredients for college success in the 21st Century:
- A college mind-set: The student will experience a college-like environment in high school and learn what it takes to succeed from role models who are already there.
- Curriculum that counts: The student will receive their own laptop and have access to the kinds of courses colleges look for - like foreign language and Advanced Placement as well as test prep and help with the college application process.
- Motivational financial aid: Thurgood Marshall College Fund helps keep the student’s eyes on the prize with a scholarship granted to those who graduate from Winston-Salem Preparatory Academy in four years with at least a 3.0 grade point average.
Richard Watts, Principal
Winston-Salem Preparatory Academy
1215 North Cameron Avenue
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
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