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  • Rockingham Advisers Prepare for Year Two

    Rockingham Advisers Prepare for Year Two

    Rockingham County advisers share their thoughts as they prepare for their second year of service in their four high schools. Take a look at the full article, highlighting what advisers learned in year one, and what they hope to accomplish in 2014-15.

     

    Rockingham County advisers for the 2013-14 and 2014-15 school years. From left to right: Alexandra Lucas, Alecia Mahato, Gloria Schoeberle, Madeline Merrill.

    Rockingham County advisers for the 2013-14 and 2014-15 school years. From left to right: Alexandra Lucas, Alecia Mahato, Gloria Schoeberle, Madeline Merrill.

  • The Carolina College Advising Corps Kicks Off 2014-15

    The Carolina College Advising Corps Kicks Off 2014-15

    Advisers are in their schools and are preparing for students to arrive on August 25th. Take a look at our 2014-15 cohort of 41 advisers, who will serve over 55 schools in the coming school year!

     

    The 2014-15 Carolina College Advising Corps

    The 2014-15 Carolina College Advising Corps

  • Jerry Stackhouse Supports The Carolina College Advising Corps

    Jerry Stackhouse Supports The Carolina College Advising Corps

    Hear Jerry Stackhouse’s take on the Carolina College Advising Corps as he visits Hillside High School.

     

     

The Carolina College Advising Corps helps low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented students find their way to colleges that will serve them well. By providing well-trained, enthusiastic advisers who are close in age and circumstance to the students they serve, the program aims to increase college-going rates at partner high schools across North Carolina.

 

75863The Advising Corps is a “near-peer” model

We recruit advisers who are recent graduates of partner colleges/universities.  This allows them to more easily develop relationships with students and serve as both peers as well as role models.

 

20130913_132638_resized2The Advising Corps builds a thriving college-going culture

Our advisers work in partnership with teachers, counselors and administrators, as an additional staff member whose focus is singularly on improving the school’s college-going culture and ensuring that students apply to and enroll in colleges where they will succeed.

 

 

77063The Advising Corps uses a ‘best-fit’ and ‘best-match’ approach

Advisers focus on helping students to identify and apply to post-secondary programs that will best serve them both academically and socially, thus increasing the likelihood that these students will persist to earn their degrees.

 

IMG_6004The Advising Corps increases college enrollment

Initial evaluation of the Advising Corps, conducted by researchers at Stanford University, found that on average, schools served by the Corps see an 8-12% percentage point increase in college-going rates versus control schools in the area.