Elon Academy assistant director presents at Prepãrate Annual Conference
Elon Academy Assistant Director John Pickett presented information about the academic and non-cognitive skills necessary in the college-planning process to enhance college access and success efforts.
On April 25, 2017, John Pickett, assistant director of scholar support for the Elon Academy, presented at the annual Prepãrate Conference in Orlando, Florida. Prepãrate is a conference hosted by the College Board and is for educational professionals who want to make a difference for Latinx students.
Pickett presented a session titled “No One Ever Taught Us How to Teach College Access.” The session identified specific college-planning skills, academic skills, and non-cognitive skills necessary for student college access and success. The bulk of the session detailed how to facilitate learning experiences for high schoolers that lead to the development of these skills. Pickett shared a design template for creating a college-planning curriculum, specific college-planning lesson plans (including low-cost test preparation), recommended student literature and digital resources useful in supporting students.
The Elon Academy is a nonprofit college access and success program for academically-promising high school students in Alamance County with a financial need and/or no family history of college. The mission of the Elon Academy is to inspire underrepresented, yet academically promising, students to pursue higher education, build leadership skills, and develop an active sense of social responsibility.