COLLEGE REACH-OUT PROGRAM (CROP)
Indian River State College’s College Reach-Out Program is designed to identify and encourage economically and educationally disadvantage students to prepare for postsecondary education and career options.
Eight Comprehensive Programs
Indian River State College offers eight (8) comprehensive programs to enhance students academic enrichment and prepare them for postsecondary education.
- Saturday Masters Student Program for students in grades 6 - 12. Techniques on becoming a Master Student are explored.
- Tutorial Assistance & Mentorship Program provides tutoring and mentoring for grades 6-12.
- Summer Enrichment Program provides a three to four week academic experience for grades 6–8.
- Summer In-Residence Program provides eleventh grader with a real college life experience at Florida Atlantic University and/or Indian River Community College.
- Bi-Annual Course assessment provides a biannual course review and consultation with students in grades 8 –12, and their parents.
- College and University Exploration provides and ongoing reinforcement of the opportunities of postsecondary education.
- Master Parent Program provides activities and programs for parents to become actively involved in their child’s education.
- Project MENTOR provides mentoring for Black and Hispanic males through volunteer professional role models for students in grades 6 –12.
What does it cost to participate?
Students attending school in the Indian River State College Service District are eligible. The IRSC District is composed of Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie counties.
What will students do in the program?
- Basic Academic Skills Enrichment.
- Intense academic instruction will be provided in the following subjects: English, mathematics, essay writing, critical thinking and problem solving.
- College Survival Skills Development.
- Sessions on preparing for and attending college.
- Career exploration.
- Exposure to college life.
- Study skills.
- Test-taking strategies.
- Communication skills.
- Time management.
- Exposure to role models.
- Building self-confidence.
- Motivational seminars.
- Field trips.
- Cultural enrichment.
How may I be considered for the program?
Interested students must:
- Be a resident of the four-county area.
- Have a desire to attend college or a technical school.
- Be in grades 6-12.
- Be recommended by teachers and/or guidance counselors or apply in person.
- One hundred and fifty (150) to two hundred and fifty (250) students from the four-county area will be selected.
What does it cost to participate?
There is no cost to students. IRSC will provide transportation to the program sites. A lunch will be provided at the end of each Saturday session.
Where will the program be held?
The program will be held at designated sites in Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie counties.
How much time must I devote to the program?
Students will be expected to devote at least three (3) hours, twice a month, on Saturdays from 9:00a.m. to 12 noon for the duration of the program. Some additional assignments may be made in accordance with program objectives. Students seeking to improve their GPA, acquire a higher proficiency in math, or excel in grammar, essay writing and English composition may take advantage of the Reach-Out Tutorial Program. The tutorial program will be held daily at designated sites for two (2) hours from Monday through Thursday.
Will parents be involved?
Parents are invited and encourage to sit in on any of the scheduled activities. We also solicit parent volunteers as chaperones for field trips. Parents provide a vital source of support. Three parents will be selected to be members of the College Reach-Out Advisory Committee.
Will I earn high school or college credit for my participation on the program?
No, however, you will be a part of an enrichment program that will brighten your outlook in college and offer you a head start on preparing for college entrance. High school students with a 3.0 or better GPA may also be eligible for Dual Enrollment classes. Dual Enrollment students earn both high school and college credit.