Middle School

Middle School Program Design

Weekly Mentoring
This is a supplemental service for Rochford Scholars that is available Monday evenings (Spring 2024) from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the University of Redlands. Mentoring specific to RUSD coursework will be offered. Mentors will be School of Education graduate students and undergraduate University of Redlands students. 

Middle School Academy
Rochford Scholars will be required to attend eight Middle School Academy sessions per semester. Sessions will be held at the University of Redlands on Monday evenings during the 6:00pm-8:00pm time shared with mentoring (Spring 2024). Scholars will learning a college-going curriculum and be exposed to extracurricular/cultural development activities. Snacks will be provided and parents/families must provide transportation to and from Middle School Academies. Sessions will be led by School of Education graduate assistants and graduate students. Graduate students will lead the college access curriculum sessions. Supervision will be provided by the program director and specialist.

Family Academy
The aim of the Family Academy is to provide Rochford Scholars with a college-going culture that extends beyond the school and program into their home life. Parents, or a family member, will be required to attend two (1) Family Academy session per semester where information specific to support Rochford Scholars will be shared and discussed as a group. Topics of Family Academy sessions will vary and include suggestions from parents/family members but will focus on supporting student success. Lunch will be pr