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Rising Scholars


Rising Scholars is a collaboration between Ann Arbor Public Schools (AAPS) and the CEO that provides college access programming and academic support to selected AAPS students in an effort to increase enrollment in advanced placement and accelerated courses during high school. Students participate in academic tutoring and mentoring programs, cultural enrichment and leadership development activities, and college and career preparation workshops. Collectively, participation in the program is designed to increase students’ overall preparedness for college-level coursework upon high school graduation.

Each academic year, AAPS selects a rising 9th grade cohort from Huron, Pioneer and Skyline High Schools. The summer before high school, these students participate in a two-day residential program on the U-M campus focusing on leadership and academic skills. Throughout the school year, U-M students tutor and mentor these students, leading them in Rising Scholars related activities at their respective schools. Students also participate in special field trips, service-learning, and academic programs that are offered throughout the school year.

Contact Information

Michael Turner

Center for Educational Outreach
1214 S. University, 2nd Floor, Suite A
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2592

Phone: 734-647-1402
E-mail: mlturner@umich.edu

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Sponsoring Service Unit(s)


Sponsoring Department(s)

Center for Educational Outreach

Program Available to these Counties


Program Available to these Cities

Ann Arbor

Subject Area(s)

Education, Education: Higher Ed, Middle and High School (7-12)