Monday, March 14, 2016

Access Academy Spring Semester Programs at St. Anselm College

An important announcement from the Meelia Center for Community Engagement: Access Academy is an educational initiative with seven after-school programs on Mondays and Tuesdays from 3:30-5:30PM on the Saint Anselm College campus. See your school ELO Coordinator for an application.

Bus transportation is provided to Saint Anselm College from the Manchester School of Technology, Memorial High School, Central High School, and West High School.Transportation is also provided back to the schools students were picked up from. (Buses also drop off at other locations; see the list on the application.)

Program content is designed so that students who fully participate and complete the requirements may receive Extended Learning Opportunity (ELO) credit.

THE ST. ANSELM MISSION: To provide a campus-based educational program for immigrant, refugee, and underrepresented high school students in Manchester, NH. Access Academy is designed to help students gain skills for high school success and information and support for college access.


College Admissions: Explore careers and complete steps for admission to four-year schools (fall semester) and two year colleges (spring semester) (Mon.)

Computer Literacy: Learn about basic coding and programing with help from Saint Anselm Computer Science Majors. At the end of the semester, students create their own programs. (Mon.)

Students in Action for the Environment: Students will learn the skills to take public action on an issue of their choosing as it relates to the Environment and Conservation. They will engage with the community as they implement a plan of action. (Mon.)

Career and College Exploration: Explore career options and links to college majors. Prepare for college admission process and conduct college visits. (Tues.)

Creative Writing and Communications: Assist high school students with developing creative writing skills as well as improving communication in the areas of writing, public speaking, and the use of technology. (Tues.)

Environmental Studies: Learn about biodiversity, environmental and ecological concepts, mapping and navigation. (Tues.) Humanities After-School: Be introduced to college level research and resources about great human contributions and great thinkers, including from cultures represented by immigrant and refugee communities. (Tues.)

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