It’s hard to believe that we welcomed our ninth cohort of Elon Academy scholars, the Kappa class, in May 2015. Since the Elon Academy opened in 2007, we have supported and guided more than 190 scholars and more than 440 family members through this transformative program. An impressive 100 percent of Phase I Academy completers have been accepted to college and we have celebrated 23 college graduations. In addition, we have gone beyond Elon’s campus to share important lessons we have learned to inform the national conversation on college access and success. Our goal is to develop the Elon Academy as a replicable national model of excellence in university-school collaboration that ensures program participants obtain college degrees, take advantage of the rich experiences of college, and are prepared to contribute to the intellectual and social climate of their communities through active community citizenship.
Elon Academy Director and Associate Professor of Education