Preparing students to graduate high school and succeed in college


95% of CYC high school seniors graduated high school on-time in the 2016-2017 school year.

Beginning in junior high and continuing through college, advisors guide students to plan and prepare for post-secondary opportunities. College advisors work on-site in the schools to provide:

  • Academic planning
  • College entrance exam preparation
  • Financial aid advising and assisting
  • College campus tours
  • Scholarship searches and preparation
  • College advising and coaching
  • Co-op and internship search and assistance

Schools Served:

Aiken-New Tech, CATC, Gilbert A. Dater High School, Hughes STEM, James N. Gamble Montessori, Norwood City Schools, Oyler School, Riverview East Academy, Shroder Paideia High School, Withrow University, and Woodward Career Technical

College Readiness and Success Programs Include:

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Talent Search, a U.S. Department of Education program, identifies and encourages over 1,200 primarily first-generation college entrants to complete high school and take the next steps to a post-secondary education. Talent Search Advisors work within partner schools to provide comprehensive college preparation. 

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(Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) 

GEAR UP, a U.S. Department of Education program, partners CYC with the University of Cincinnati at Blue Ash and Norwood City Schools to prepare economically disadvantaged students for college. The GEAR UP Norwood Team provides comprehensive career exploration opportunities and college guidance to Norwood City School students in grades 7-12. 

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An AmeriCorps program, funded in partnership with ServeOhio, Ohio’s commission on service and volunteerism. AmeriCorps members (recent college graduates) work within partner schools to provide comprehensive college guidance. 11th and 12th graders explore educational opportunities, navigate the college application and financial aid process, search and apply for scholarships, and refine their career goals.