Academic Outcomes

After 13 years of research-backed, results-yielding programming, Student U’s holistic 11-year model that spans from the 6th grade to College Graduation is the bread and butter of our operations. Student U believes it is necessary for our students to achieve educational success to thrive beyond school. Each program – Middle School, High School, and College Promise – is composed of different, age-appropriate interventions. We have a full-time Learning Specialist who can provide targeted academic interventions and partners with families to support individual students and build the academic skills and confidence they need to be college-bound.

Student U is proud to announce that nearly 100% of Student U students from the classes of 2014-2020 graduated from High School. 90% of these Student U graduating high school seniors have enrolled in college within their first year after high school. And most exciting, 32 Student U students have graduated or completed their postsecondary opportunity. These results are especially encouraging considering that in the United States, only 11% of first-generation students will graduate from a 4-year institution within 6 years (Pew Center, 2008).

For students who stay in our programming from start to finish, Student U students beat these statistics as a result of their tireless work and commitment:

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High School Graduation Rate

90

Enrolled in Post-Secondary Education

88

Persisting in Post-Secondary Education

Personal Well-being Outcomes

Student U cares about the holistic well-being of students. We know that while developing academic skills is important, keeping our students socially, emotionally, and physically well is just as crucial to their success. Student U works to build community among students as a place where they are affirmed to be the best version of themselves and develop a positive personal identity. Because of this, students and families have access to a full-time social worker on staff who works with students on social and emotional wellness. We also have a Learning Specialist on staff who can provide targeted academic interventions to students who may have learning differences or disabilities.

Student U measures impact by both academic and personal well-being indicators. Each summer students take a personal well-being survey that is developed and administered by a professor at North Carolina State University. This survey allows Student U to have a deeper understanding of the strengths and challenges students face outside of the academic realm, and it has consistently shown that Student U students exhibit high levels of efficacy, leadership, self-worth, and social responsibility.

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Students feel supported in their own development at Student U

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Students are very confident in their academic capabilities

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Students report caring for or showing empathy to others is part of who they are

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Students are confident in who they are

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Students consider their future when making decisions


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