Access partners with three, values-based middle schools in St. Louis City and East St. Louis to extend the school day and academic calendar year. Every student who attends one of our partner middle schools is automatically enrolled in Access’ enrichment program, which is designed to prepare them for success in the rigorous academic environments of high school and college, as well as teach them how to be leaders in their communities. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the Access Academies program is offered at no cost to students and schools.

Currently, our three middle school Academy programs collectively provide over 35 enrichment programs in the areas of:

  • Academic Development
  • S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics)
  • Leadership, Character, & Health  Education
  • The Arts (Performing, Fine, and Practical)