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ASAP at Mission High School

ASAP is a student-centered college access and persistence program based at Mission High School, focused on getting students to and through college. We encourage all students to realize their full potential for college completion.

Program Highlights

Pre-College Counseling & College Access Mentoring

ASAP provides students with academic assistance to improve grades and develop academic potential. We also have our own Junior advisory that meets Tuesdays and Thursdays. The goal is to start early and prepare for the upcoming college process in senior year, including researching campuses, starting on personal statements and SAT prep with @KhanAcademy.

Summer Programs on College Campuses

ASAP provides students with full scholarships to attend summer programs (academic, leadership-building or sports-related residential programs on college campuses) to experience college and meet new people. Past schools include UC Berkeley, Saint Mary’s, Cornell, Columbia, etc. Come use our computers, get help from volunteers for applications, and enjoy!

College Persistence

We employ current and recent college students, our College Success Advisors (CSA’s) to advise our high school seniors during the college application process. Once in college, our college mentoring program – Alumni Mentoring Program (AMP) – matches college freshmen with older alumni to assist newer students with transitioning into, navigating through, and succeeding in college. 

Scholarships

ASAP offers helps with financial aid and scholarship applications. We also offer our own scholarships, including the Promise Scholarship, which provide financial support and promote a connection with ASAP through college.

Impact

Since its inception in 2004, over 300 students have received college access guidance during the academic year and over 1,100 students have attended summer enrichment programs on college campuses.

In the past two years alone, three times more ASAP students have completed bachelor degrees and ASAP has supported 75% of Mission High alumni who have graduated from college.

Testimonials

  • "My name is Isaac and I'm a senior at Mission High. This program has had a direct impact on what I will look for when deciding the college I will attend. Not only did it influence and mold my perspective on college, but it gave me a taste of the lifestyle."

    Isaac Alvarez, MHS Class of 2018

Get Involved

Interested in joining Mission Graduates for a year of fun and learning?

Volunteer in the classroom and help our students develop a love of learning.

Ensure our students have the tools they need to succeed.

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