In order to be college-ready, scholars must possess the habits and values necessary for the demands of college. All scholars are enrolled in an advisory class each year where they learn different habits for success based on their current grade.
For example, all Freshmen learn note-taking, organization, reading, writing, and study-skills that will help them excel in their high school courses. Junior year, however, scholars research colleges, study for their SAT, and make action plans to ensure they are competitive applicants for their desired schools.
From their first day at Empower College Prep High School to the day that they graduate, all scholars are assigned a staff mentor who meets with them one-on-one for at least 15 minutes a week to help them set goals and navigate challenges.