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College Now Program

College Now at Hostos Community College motivates and prepares South Bronx high school students for the reality of higher education and the college experience by offering them an opportunity to take college-level courses and earn college credits while still in high school.

The Hostos College Now Program's philosophy is that public school teachers, college faculty, parents and the community must work together to improve student achievement. We serve students from diverse ethnic, racial, cultural and linguistic backgrounds, particularly Hispanics and African Americans, who are representative of the majority population in the area served by Hostos. We work closely with high school support personnel and college faculty to ensure that students receive quality instruction and required guidance in their pursuit of higher education.

In collaboration with seventeen South Bronx high schools and the Department of Education, Hostos Community College has designed and established an integrated academic program with comprehensive support services for high school students. In 2005-2006, over 800 high school students from partnering South Bronx high schools registered for College Now classes, including Pre-Calculus, Introduction to Probability and Statistics, Introduction to Criminal Justice Administration, Introduction to Business, Psychology, and Expository Writing. In addition, high school credit workshops have been offered, including Think College Now (a college awareness program) and a Young Men's Leadership Institute designed to develop leadership and critical thinking skills.

College Now's Website:  www.hostos.cuny.edu/oaa/CollegeNow

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