Through the Mayor’s Equity and Excellence reforms, New York City will address our students’ academic, social, and emotional needs from the first book they successfully read by themselves until their high school diploma and college acceptance letter are in hand.
As part of this plan, College Access for All: Middle School (CA4All: MS)—a holistic early college awareness program that includes college trips, student workshops, family engagement, and professional development opportunities for staff—ensures that every middle school student will be exposed to a college-going culture and will have the opportunity to visit a college campus at least once in grades 6–8. College Access for All: Middle School will promote high school, college, and life success.
Why does it matter?
Middle school sets the foundation for success in high school, college, and beyond. By creating a college-going culture in school and at home, it increases the likelihood that children—especially students who will be the first in their family to go to college—will internalize the message that college is their future. College-oriented conversations in middle school give students an opportunity to make better decisions in high school and about their future.
NYCDOE Equity and Excellence for All