The purpose of the Rochford College Access Program is to serve low-income, Redlands Unified School District students from at-risk backgrounds who have been identified as having the potential to be first-generation college students. The Rochford College Acess Program offers students and their families resources and support in making the pursuit and attainment of a college degree a realistic and obtainable goal.
The Rochford College Access Program will offer courses specifically designed to enhance and strengthen students' English and math skills to obtain higher academic achievement in their school courses. Other resources include mentoring on RUSD coursework, supplemental instruction in English and math during the academic school year, as well as a unique summer session designed to engage scholars academically offered during their middle school years. Rochford Scholars will also receive individualized support, bi-monthly meetings, and at-school programming designed to assist scholars and families in preparation for college provided during their high school years.
The Rochford College Access Program exists to increase student participation and success in academic preparation courses for low-income and traditionally underrepresented students who historically attend college at lower rates. In addition to academic preparation, students will also participate in activities designed to build college-going skills to increase high school completion and prepare students to succeed in their college and career aspirations. The Rochford College Access Program aims to engage parents and families in creating a supportive college-going culture that supports students' educational pursuits. The Rochford College Access Program will begin with sixth-grade students and will support them through their first college degree. For more information regarding the middle or high school program, please see their respective pages.