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Archive for May, 2012

Freshman Wins Essay Contest

Anthonya James is one of the winners of the “What I am Doing to Prepare for College “ essay contest, sponsored in conjunction with the DC College Tuition Savings Plan, Capital One, and the District of Columbia College Access Program.

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Two winners were selected form each Ward in the District, each receiving $1,000 in scholarship money. Great job, Anthonya!

New Reports Highlight TMA’s Programs

Thurgood Marshall Academy has published new reports that detail two growing mission-specific programs for our students.

Funded through Fight For Children’s QSI Champion Award, a report on college counseling and alumni program details the impact of intensive one-on-one college advising. The program ensures the school’s mission is fulfilled: that all students succeed in college. Through the alumni program, TMA graduates have received individual support from the alumni program since 2006, ensuring that approximately 75% graduates remain in college. Read more about Thurgood Marshall Academy’s Alumni and College Program Success.

The report on the Advanced Placement program shows how Thurgood Marshall Academy has built a strong model for the courses that serves students in low-income and under-served students. AP courses are a central part in our mission to prepare students for the academic rigors of college.