Partnership for Success! is a unique collaboration between four Pasadena independent schools and the city’s public school district. Principals from Pasadena’s 18 public elementary schools select students for the program based on criteria including demonstrated academic and personal potential and limited access to summer academic enrichment. Students spend nine consecutive summers in the program culminating with a transition to college after high school graduation. Westridge School hosts girls in fifth and sixth grade, while Chandler School hosts boys of the same ages. Mayfield Junior School hosts seventh- and eighth-graders, and Polytechnic School hosts students in ninth grade through their pre-college summer. Teachers in the program come from both the independent schools and from PUSD, providing opportunity for collaboration. In addition, young adults serve as interns, assisting the classroom teachers, and in many cases, teaching elective courses.
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Partnership for Success! helps selected Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) students realize their full academic and personal potential in a setting that fosters community, collaboration, and confidence.
Partnership for Success! complements PUSD efforts by emphasizing academic rigor and consistency. This dynamic program spans nine consecutive summers. Selected by their school principals, 430 Pasadena public school students immerse themselves in a well-balanced curriculum including math, science, technology, and language arts. Furthermore, students receive academic tutoring and college counseling. Drawing on expertise, resources, and support from public and private schools, Partnership for Success! is committed to preparing Pasadena's next generation of engaged, productive citizens. Each year over 90% of students return to the program, and 100% of students who have completed the program graduate from high school. In addition, over 90% of Partnership for Success! graduates advanced to college.
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