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Success Prep

How different is high school from middle school? How can I be a successful high school student? What does it take to have a rewarding high school experience?

Success Prep is a high school readiness program intended to give rising freshmen the opportunity to have a “fresh start.” Over the course of four consecutive Saturdays, students and parents gain very beneficial information regarding the academic, behavioral and social expectations of a successful high school student.

With post-secondary education as the goal, participants learn the importance of their grade point average, developing solid study habits, seeking the support of guidance counselors, addressing the issues of peer pressure and ultimately preventing adverse actions which impact their path to achievement. This program also features a college campus visit!

 Students participating in the summer session are eligible only if they will be freshman in the fall (Graduation Year 2024). Students participating in the fall session are eligible only if they are current freshman (Graduation Year 2024).


Week 1 – High school: what’s the big deal?

Week 2 – How to be successful in high school

Week 3 – The transition from high school to college

Week 4 – College campus tour

During Success Prep, participants will:

  • Create an 8-semester success plan
  • Hear strategies from guidance counselors and educators
  • Discover different diploma types
  • Learn how to read transcripts
  • Visit one of CLD’s esteemed College/University partners campuses


Fall 2020 Program Information

Sessions Held:

September 12– October 3, 2020; 9:00a-12:30p
Last session will be extended for a college visit

Program Location:

Program Fee: $30, includes 1 parent and 1 student (+$10 for each additional adult). Parents/guardians may alternate sessions to ensure attendance requirements are met*
*Program fees are non-refundable

Mandatory Orientation: August 20, 2020
6:00 – 7:30p, check in begins at 5:30p

Orientation Location:
IUPUI Campus Center, Room 450 C
420 University Blvd.

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