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Our Mission
Our Mission

ACCESS propels at-risk middle school students through high school and on to college and career success with enrichment, counseling, and scholarships.

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Our Schools
Our Schools

Academy programs are currently located in Most Holy Trinity Catholic School & Academy; Sr. Thea Bowman Catholic School; St. Cecilia School & Academy; and St. Louis Catholic Academy.

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Our History
Our History

Since 2005, ACCESS has impacted more than 1,100
at-risk middle school students in the St. Louis region.

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Serving Students-in-Need

97% of ACCESS students represent minority populations.

94% of ACCESS students qualify for free/reduced lunch.

Access to a Top-Quality Education

99% of ACCESS students are accepted to private, college-preparatory high schools.

Graduate Support Directors work with Academy students to find a high school that best matches their individual learning style and interests.

High School Support & Success

98% of ACCESS students graduate high school on-time.

Graduate Support Directors consistently visit our Academy graduates all four-years of their high school journies to provide advocacy and support. 

College & Career Success

96% of ACCESS graduates are admitted to colleges, universities, and other post-secondary schools.

 ACCESS offers programming to support students’ transition to and persistence in post-secondary schools. 

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ACCESS Academies: Enrichment ~ Counseling ~ Scholarships

ACCESS Academies propels students from middle school, through high school, and to college and career success. To date, ACCESS has impacted more than 1,100 students in the St. Louis region. Ninety-eight percent of its graduates have been accepted to private, college-prep high schools; 99 percent graduate on-time; and 96 percent are accepted to colleges, universities, or other post-secondary institutions.

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Transitioning to College: Erika V., Maryville University

Posted Sunday, December 2, 2018

Transitioning to College: A First-Generation Student Perspective “My...

Transitioning to College: A First-Generation Student Perspective “My first semester at Maryville University has been one of the biggest transitions in...

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Aaron T., Collegian, Offered Co-Op with Altec Industries

Posted Saturday, December 1, 2018

We are thrilled to share the following...

We are thrilled to share the following message from Aaron Tucker, an ACCESS alumnus. “I am a sophomore at Missouri...

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LaVaughn C. Offered Internship with McCarthy

Posted Monday, October 8, 2018

ACCESS alumnus, LaVaughn C., has been offered...

ACCESS alumnus, LaVaughn C., has been offered an internship with McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. A sophomore at Bradley University majoring in Construction Management,...

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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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