College Inquiry

 

What is College Inquiry?

CARA works with schools and organizations to develop comprehensive, inquiry-driven college access programs. Working with teachers, counselors and administrators, we use organizational structures strategically to embed post-secondary exploration throughout students’ high school years. Through College Inquiry, CARA offers:

Inquiry

Coaching for staff on the development of a strong college-going culture

Comprehensive curriculum for grades 6-12, with lesson plans and materials

Resources for school leaders, including tools for post- secondary planning and professional development for staff

College office resources to
support individual
counseling for 11th and
12th grades


How does College Inquiry work?

College Inquiry coaches work strategically to:

  • Assess existing college access work and create goals and action plans
  • Plan and facilitate the ongoing work of college access teams and individual staff
  • Design and run professional development sessions on college access for staff
  • Facilitate the creation of college offices and develop the work of college counselors
  • Choose and implement curriculum plans for each
    grade
  • Develop thoughtful 6-12th or 9-12th grade scope and sequence plans

To read more about College Inquiry’s approach, click here. 

To see a Table of Contents for the curriculum and other resources, click here.  

“CARA has helped our school evaluate its current college program, understand what we are doing well so that we can build on our strengths, and determine the gaps in our program in order to address them. The inquiry-based nature of the program has ensured that the work is school-specific and aligns with the academic and professional culture of our school.”

-Emily Sintz, Assistant Principal, Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School

 

Sites and Partnerships

  • Academy of Innovative Technology with the Franklin K. Lane Student Success Center
  • Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE)
  • Brooklyn Democracy Academy
  • Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education
  • Central Park East High School
  • Channel View School for Research
  • Claremont International High School
  • Crotona International High School
  • Cypress Hills Collegiate Prep with Franklin K. Lane Student Success Center
  • DeWitt Clinton High School
  • Dreamyard Preparatory High School
  • East Side Community School
  • East Side House Settlement
  • ELLIS Preparatory Academy
  • Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School
  • Flushing International High School
  • Groundswell
  • Harvest Collegiate High School
  • High School for Fashion Industries
  • International High School at Lafayette
  • International High School at Prospect Heights
  • International High School at Union Square
  • Manhattan Business Academy
  • Metropolitan Soundview High School
  • Pathways to Graduation, NYC Department of Education
  • Pratt Institute – Pratt Young Scholars Program
  • North Queens Community High School
  • Richard R. Green High School for Teaching
  • Robert F. Wagner Secondary School for Arts and Technology
  • Urban Arts Partnership
  • YMCA of Greater New York

For more information about The College Inquiry Program contact Janice Bloom: janice.bloom@caranyc.org

 
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