Way2GoMaryland Partnership

The University System of Maryland’s Way2GoMaryland Information Campaign and FGCB have partnered to help more underrepresented students to excel. The partnership offers students and their parents/guardians activities designed to develop winning college-bound attitudes and tracks and maintains contact with students as they matriculate into high school, provides follow-up, intervention, and support services to 9th-11th graders prior to official enrollment into the College Access Program. The purpose is to improve high school retention and graduation rates, promote college tuition, and post-secondary matriculation.

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Activities

(sample of what students will experience)

Students, Parents, Guardians– in 9th through 11th Grade

  • Conduct 2 parent meetings per academic year to discuss the student's successes and challenges and provide strategies to improve
  • Encouragement to instill within students a winning attitude toward learning that reflect higher grade point averages
  • Meet students a minimum of 2-3 times a year on-site at their high school to review academic progress
  • Ongoing support for academic achievement through social media, emails, and telephone calls
  • Students will be managed by the Case Manager
  • SAT awareness to include registration for the test

Students, Parents, Guardians – in 12th Grade  

(College Access Program)

  • Students will be enrolled in the College Access Program
  • Monthly evening workshops (college admission, financial aid, FASFA, campus support services etc.)
  • Guidance with college selection, FASFA completion, and required paperwork for selected college
  • Students will receive SAT waivers from FGCB
  • After students matriculate into college, they will enter the College Retention Program