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July 2012

Early Identification Program UNIVERSITY LIFE

I NSPIRING E XCELLENCE T HROUGH E DUCATION

FACT SHEET


FACTS & FIGURES 2011-2012

97

STUDENT ENROLLMENT

505 9th -12th Grade 132 8th Grade 637 TOTAL

EIP ts en d u t S lled enro t an a m h on res as F rge Mas Geo iversity Un

37

STUDENT DIVERSITY

51% 29% 9% 8% 3%

Latino/a Black or African Asian Racially mixed White

DISTRICTS Alexandria Arlington Fairfax Falls Church Manassas City Manassas Park City Prince William

25

EIP Maso n Stude n enrolle ts Unive d in r Freshm sity100 (EIP ) en Tra n s i t i o n course .

EIP on Mas ents d Stu eived rec s to p i h lars their o h sc pport n. su catio edu

39

%

enrolled into a colleg e/ university in Fall 2011.

EIP Students graduated from high school in Spring 2011.

92

46%

Earned a GPA of 3.0 or better. PURPOSE

Early Identification Program (EIP) is the college preparatory program of George Mason University that provides access to educational resources, social development, and leadership training to first-generation college-bound students in Northern Virginia.

MISSION Produce civically engaged students who value learning, actively pursue higher education, serve their communities, and establish meaningful careers.

VISION By inspiring our students to actively seek higher education, EIP instills in each EIP Student high ambition and resolve to take ownership of their educational experience. By engaging with EIP Mentors and EIP Staff, students begin to set benchmarks early in their personal and professional lives. Our holistic methodology maximizes student potential and academic achievement. In partnership with local school divisions, the private sector, and the George Mason community, we improve the quality of life of our students and their families and ensure each student is equipped with the knowledge and skills to be productive and responsible global citizens.


PROGRAM COMPONENTS Math & Science Power Aid Designed to empower students to master high school math and science and excel in the classroom, Power Aid is a six-session course offered throughout the academic year. Each session strengthens the student’s understanding of mathematical concepts in Algebra 1 and 2, Geometry, Trigonometry and upper-level Math courses; and scientific concepts in Chemistry, Biology, and Physics. High demand has increased the number of classes per session by 80% with an average class size of 25 students.

Academic Mentoring Program (AMP) First generation college-bound students with low income often have difficulty finding mentors and academic assistance in their communities. AMP is the after-school mentoring and tutoring program offered throughout the academic year at 30 selected school sites. Students have direct access to trained EIP Mentors and EIP Teachers.

Strengthening the Family Proactive parental involvement is essential to promoting a vibrant academic environment for students success. Strengthening the Family explores issues teens may be encountering at home and in school and provides meaningful solutions to overcome such barriers. Likewise, parents

SUMMER ACADEMY

EIP’s longest running academic enrichment program, Summer Academy gives students access to academic material they will encounter during the upcoming academic year. The goal is to expose students to gain useful information key knowledge in three core academic areas— about the secondary and Science, Math, and English—preparing post-secondary education students academically and socially prior to systems to equip them to be returning to school for the Fall semester. stronger advocates for their For three weeks, students receive children. Sessions are mandatory instruction from trained public school for parents and students and offered teachers. All core academic courses in, both, English and Spanish. follow the Virginia Standard of Dare 2 Lead Leadership Conference (D2L) Learning (SOL) guidelines. Additional D2L is an innovative leadership courses are offered in Computer intensive that instills in the student Technology. Summer Academy unique attributes of effective values-driven encourages students to be active leadership. Conference workshops expand class participants and critical the student’s leadership capacity by thought leaders amongst their emphasizing team building, appreciation for peers. Special activities consist of multiculturalism, ethical decision-making, team-building, guest speakers, responsible use of social media tools, and SAT and College Prep, Career conflict resolution and transformation. Day, resume building and critique, Career Shadowing Day, and social EIP Preparatory development and leadership The EIP experience begins in the training workshops. The program is eighth grade. Students selected for the held at the Fairfax and Prince preparatory program have access to William campuses of George Mason academic support throughout the year University where students take full and attend workshops on goal-setting advantage of advanced computer and effective study skills. Successful labs and are exposed to the college completion of EIP Prep grants academic environment. Over 400 the student full admission into students attend Summer Academy every Early Identification Program year. upon entering high school.


Learn more about Early Identification Program

Office: 703-993-3120 Email: eip@gmu.edu Website: eip.gmu.edu


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