Southern Maryland College Access Network
PO Box 114
The SoMD CAN program includes once-weekly sessions delivered separately to high school Junior and Senior students during the Lunch Plus period. We are dedicated to delivering a specifically designed, college access curriculum which guides and advises students on college selection, admissions processes, financial aid processes, college success skills, and career selection. Additionally, SoMD CAN provides financial aid workshops at each public high school in Calvert County. Any member of the high school or middle school community may attend these free workshops to gather information to help them finance a higher education. SoMD CAN also hosts the FAFSA Line by Line Workshop for high school seniors and their parent/guardian and, in partnership with the Calvert Library-Prince Frederick, the local College Goal Sunday-Maryland event. The SoMD CAN You CAN: Early Awareness program serves 8th grade students at Calvert Middle and Southern Middle Schools. The program is focused on lower to moderate income students and is funded by a United Way Grant. You CAN is delivered once monthly at the middle school and addresses the topics of: benefits of a college education, high school course work leading to college success, career choice, developmental assets, among others. Finally, SoMD CAN is the managing agency for the Calvert Local Scholarships Application. This is a common application for high school seniors and college students to use to apply to several scholarships at once. The providers of the scholarships are local community organizations and non-profits who wish to support the college-bound youth from Calvert County. student's futures.
Contract with school system and community investments
SoMD CAN's mission is to increase the college-going rate among the regionâs high school students with specific focus on those who are first generation college-bound and underserved, academically talented populations.
SoMD CAN's mission is to increase the college-going rate among the region’s high school students with specific focus on those who are first generation college-bound and underserved, academically talented populations.
College access and financial aid education
College and Postsecondary Planning:
Middle School (6-8):
High School (9-12):
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