Phase 1: High School

Eligible Students

Students are selected for the program during their sophomore year based on: 

  • Financial need (eligibility for free or reduced-price school lunches or a federal Pell Grant)
  • Interest in pursuing a career in a high-demand career field requiring an associate degree or less
  • Attendance at an Avenue Scholars partner high school

High School Career Coaches

At the high school level, each Avenue Scholar is supported by a High School Career Coach, who guides Scholars’ personal and career-related development through intrusive personal support and teaches for-credit courses to Avenue Scholars in partner high schools.

Every student has a personal champion.

“I had no idea how college worked. [My Career Coach has] always been that back up to help me through the process – applications, resume reviews, personal statements. She advised me through all my work.” 
Jimmy Nguyen, Scholar