Students in juvenile justice settings who complete their high school diploma or earn their GED deserve the chance to continue their education and pursue their dreams by taking post secondary and college courses. Often, however, schools are not equipped to offer these options to students.
At CEEAS, we launched the College Now program to support a selected group of juvenile justice agencies in helping their students earn college credits during their term of confinement, and providing planning to help students continue and persist at college once they are released. Participating students have the opportunity to both earn transferrable college credit, by passing CLEP tests, and complete other aspects of college exposure and readiness (increasing their Accuplacer/SAT/ACT scores, completing admission and financial aid paperwork, etc.), with the intended goal of successfully transitioning to college (full or part-time) upon release.