There are two facets of our program that include targeted support for Galin Scholars and broader outreach to the community regarding college options.
Each year we select five Galin Scholars who receive access to test preparation, college advising, academic tutoring and stipends for extracurricular opportunities. Our initial cohort of Galin scholars will start in the fall of the 2023-24 school year.
We will select up to five 11th grade students from schools in Dane County. Our scholars will begin ACT/SAT test preparation in summer or fall 2023. Preparation is individualized based on each student’s baseline score and we guide family members in supporting their student along the way. Students will also begin college admissions discussions to explore college interests and options. College application work will start for students in summer 2024. We will also assist students in accessing extracurricular opportunities in academics, arts, or athletics.
We also provide access to information and events for the larger Madison area community about what students and families can do throughout their high school careers to prepare for college. This includes public information sessions on topics including high school course selection, the value of extracurricular experiences, test preparation and college admissions. We also provide professional development opportunities to school district guidance counselors, teachers, and support staff who work with college bound students.