Expanded Horizons College Success Program

Expanded Horizons helps high school students negotiate the college admission process every step of the way, from College Access to College Success.

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College Access

Individual college counseling helps students structure their college search by selecting schools that match their interests and strengths, and feel supported throughout the application process. We also help students locate and apply for scholarships, navigate the financial aid process, and write their college essays. Expanded Horizons has a 99% rate of college acceptance for students involved in college application counseling.

Academic Preparation: 9th and 10th grade students receive differentiated instruction in ELA and math to assist with GPA gains.

Tutoring: students grades 9–12 have access to on site tutoring in all core subject areas on a walk-in or appointment basis.

SAT preparation courses are provided through partnerships with College Spring, and includes mentoring and tutoring services for 11th and 12th graders.

College trips offer an opportunity for students to visit college campuses and speak with admissions representatives, financial aid staff and current students.

Henry Street University, a summer college prep program for rising freshman, sophomores, juniors and seniors, which includes college field trips, help with applications and portfolio creation, scholarship essay writing classes, admissions workshops and early college awareness.

College Success

Full time college success services including but not limited to:

On campus networking meetings for College Success Counselors to meet with students one-on-one to address individual needs and then in a group setting to foster networking and a sense of Henry Street community on campus. Several of our alums find roommates while attending our on campus visits where they met other Henry Street / Expanded Horizons Alumni.

Personalized resource guides and advocacy
for students on or running the risk of academic probation. Each freshman going away to college will receive a resource guide that list the location, phone number, email and department contact for all the important departments/resources available on their campus. College Success Counselors also partner with key campus officials to help address the needs of all Expanded Horizons students.  

Internships and career development
through partnership with the development office and the coordinator of internships. These are usually available during the winter and summer breaks.

Scholarship opportunities for graduating high school seniors and current college students involved in Settlement programs. Awards may be used for tuition, books and other school related expenses, supporting the continued success of program participants throughout college. Read more about the scholarship oppportunities »

Outreach with alumni during the semester using  email, phone calls, campus visit and social media. Students that are in need of immediate help will be able to schedule one-on-one meetings to address needs.