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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.

ASAP at Mission High School merged with Mission Graduates in July 2020!

We’ve been partners in building pathways to college for a long time, and our missions were aligned. Together we’re making a difference for even more students in San Francisco and are supporting their paths to and through college.

ASAP is a student-centered college access and persistence program based at Mission High School. Our goal is to empower students to believe that college is possible and accessible to them. 

We create and cultivate a college-bound culture on campus to provide access to one-on-one mentoring, individualized college counseling services, college persistence programs to support students to and through college, and college summer school programs. 

Important Information & Contacts

Join us Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 2:00 – 4:00 PM. We can help you with college applications or other college related questions, talk about the future, talk about the past, talk about your dreams or your life or your cat…

Come hang out with us!

Amanda Posner
Program Director

“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 college lifestyle.” Isaac Alvarez, Mission High School Class of 2018

Program Highlights

Pre-College Counseling & College Access Mentoring

The ASAP office, located inside Mission High School, is open every day as a unique college counseling and support space that assists students with the college application process, including choosing schools to apply to, personal statement writing, and the financial aid process. We help year round with CSU, UC, Common Apps, and other general college applications including applying for FAFSA and DREAM Act.

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. Our CSA and AMP programs are currently on hold to ensure the health of our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Scholarships

ASAP offers help 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. 95% of Promise Scholars have graduated or are on track to graduates from college within 5 years.

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!

Impact

Since its inception in 2004, over 100 seniors and 300 younger students receive 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.

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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