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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 the Catholic Education Office of the Archdiocese of St. Louis to identify schools serving high-poverty populations.

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97% are minorities.

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 who remain in the Graduate Support Program while in high school graduate on-time.

95% attend secondary schools.

95% of ACCESS students who remain in the graduate support program 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 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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9th Annual Scholarship Dinner a Success!

Posted Thursday, June 29, 2017

On behalf of ACCESS Academies, our board...

On behalf of ACCESS Academies, our board and staff, thank you for supporting the 9th Annual ACCESS Academies Scholarship Dinner!...

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Town & Style: “SUCCESS-ACCESS ACADEMIES”

Posted Wednesday, June 28, 2017

GOAL: SUCCESS-ACCESS ACADEMIES May 22, 2017 |...

GOAL: SUCCESS-ACCESS ACADEMIES May 22, 2017 | By: Alexa Beattie, Town & Style Magazine Just when young people need it...

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“Give Back” Work Study Program a Great Success!

Posted Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The ACCESS Academies “Give Back” Work-Study Program...

The ACCESS Academies “Give Back” Work-Study Program provides part-time jobs for Academy graduates attending private college-prep high schools, colleges, or...

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ACCESS Academies receives no public funding and relies on the donations of generous supporters to fund services.
 
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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