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Our Mission
Our Mission

Since 2005, 500 disadvantaged youth have received a top-quality, values-based education thanks to ACCESS Academies’ unique model of education.

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Our Schools
Our Schools

ACCESS makes a seven-year commitment to each student, beginning in middle school, to support a robust academic curriculum, service projects and enrichment.

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Our History
Our History

For the past eleven years, ACCESS Academies has partnered with middle schools serving high-poverty populations.

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Serving Students-in-Need

97% of ACCESS students are from a minority population.

86% of ACCESS students meet federal poverty standards for free and/or reduced lunch.

98% attend private high schools.

 98% of ACCESS Academy graduates were admitted to private, college-preparatory high schools

99% graduate on time.

99% of ACCESS students graduate high school on-time.

95% attend secondary schools.

95% of ACCESS students are admitted to colleges, universities, or other post-secondary institutions.

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9th Annual ACCESS Academies Scholarship Dinner

The 9th Annual ACCESS Academies Scholarship Dinner provides much needed high school tuition dollars for middle school graduates from Most Holy Trinity School & Academy, St. Cecilia School & Academy, and St. Louis the King School at the Cathedral, and for juniors and seniors attending private, college-prep high schools from De La Salle Middle School, Loyola Academy, and Marian Middle School.

Donations raised during the dinner will also support the new ACCESS Academy at St. Louis Catholic Academy (opening for the 2017-18 school year) and lay the groundwork for a new ACCESS Academy at Sister Thea Bowman Catholic School in East St. Louis!

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Posted Thursday, December 14, 2017

Recently, Tom Mackowiak, Executive Director of ACCESS Academies,...

Recently, Tom Mackowiak, Executive Director of ACCESS Academies, and Nick McDowell, Director of Graduate Support at Most Holy Trinity Catholic School...

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Kenyon Named Vice Chair

Posted Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Marie Kenyon, Director of the Peace and...

Marie Kenyon, Director of the Peace and Justice Commission and Associate General Counsel for the Archdiocese of St. Louis, has...

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ACCESS Academies Young Professionals

Posted Monday, October 2, 2017

ACCESS Academies is excited to partner with...

ACCESS Academies is excited to partner with Career & College Clubs, a not-for-profit focused on college and career readiness, to develop a...

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A proper education is the greatest force to end the cycle of poverty. You can make a meaningful difference in the lives of countless low-income children by supporting ACCESS Academies.
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