Don't Repeat High School Classes in College... FOCUS!

Did you know that 1 in 4 college students have to take remedial classes? Did you know that remedial classes repeat high school material but cost more time and financial aid than college courses? Did you know that students in remediation cannot take the courses they need to graduation until they are remediation free?

About Summer College Focus

College Focus is a FREE CUNY college readiness program. It helps you test out of remediation before you enter college. This five-week summer intensive program includes meal vouchers and Metrocards.

Eligibility for Summer College Focus

Students are eligible for College Focus if they are high school seniors who are on-track to graduate with Regents/Common Core scores in either or both Math or English that will allow them to graduate, but aren’t high enough to meet the college readiness benchmark.


For College Focus (COFO) Math:

Seniors who scored a 65-69 on Common Core Algebra I or Geometry Regents

  • Have already successfully completed their commencement level credit math sequence (core math sequence), and
  • are on track to graduate with at least a 65 on ELA Regents and have excellent attendance records.

For College Focus (COFO) English:

  • Seniors who scored a 65-74 on the ELA Regents, and
  • Have excellent attendance records.

Summer College Focus Dates

The summer program will run from July 5 to August 3rd , from Monday through Thursday, from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. The five-week program provides intensive instruction to prepare for the CUNY Assessment tests as well as college readiness workshops, tutoring and recreational opportunities (including use of the gym and tennis courts). Participation in all of these components is mandatory. The CUNY Assessment Tests will be given on Monday, August 7th.

College Focus Summer 2017 Schedule

The Math/ELA Class will take place after lunch on Wednesday July 5, 2017.

Week of July 5, 2017

  Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00-12:30 ID Cards/Tour Math/ELA Class Math/ELA Class
12:45-1:30 Lunch Lunch Lunch
1:30-3:30 Math/ELA Class Tutoring Workshop

Students will attend a one-day orientation to include a program overview, ID cards and campus tour.


Sample Week for Program (July 10 - August 3)

Daily Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
9:00-12:30 Math/ELA Class Math/ELA Class Math/ELA Class Math/ELA Class
12:45-1:30 Lunch Lunch Lunch Tutoring until 1:45
1:30-3:30 Recreation Activity Tutoring  College Success Workshop End of Program Celebration

*Math classes are given in the lab and tutors will “push in” and work with students during class


*Tutoring for individuals/small groups as assessed by the instructor


Schedule for final day: August 7

Daily Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
9:30-2:30

Breakfast

Testing

     

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