College Planning Cohort Registration (6 – 8)


Full year cohort registration (Sept – May)

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College Planning Cohorts (TM) is our national model. Developed by author, parent, and educational consultant, Mychal Wynn, for assisting students and families in ‘Owning’ the college planning process. Mr. Wynn draws from the latest student achievement and college access research, experiences of our students who are attending an array of colleges and universities, and conversations with college admissions and financial aid officers, to develop a comprehensive college-planning curriculum. 

Cohorts are currently offered to students in grades 6 – 8; 9 – 11; Grade 12; and Community College. Elementary school students should be guided by “Ten Steps to Helping Your Child Succeed in School.” Following the guidance provided in these texts will assist parents in positioning students to maximize their middle through high school experience, which is the focus of our College Planning Cohort program.

“Owning” the process requires that students engage in the yearlong set of college planning activities provided in our on-line curriculum. An average of 2 required and 2 optional 30-minute units, per month, are sequenced throughout the school year. Students develop their profile, create an academic résumé, review their course schedule, set goals, identify their gifts and talents, and engage in self-reflection, as they are guided through a comprehensive process making themselves a competitive candidate for being offered admission to top colleges and qualifying for top scholarships.

The college planning activities for middle school students in grades 6 – 11 are entirely self-guided, unless students are participating in a community-, faith-, and school district-based cohort. The activities cover the important time-sensitive issues confronting middle school students in developing comprehensive middle-through-high school college-bound plans. The activities revolve around issues raised in “A Middle School Plan for Students with College-Bound Dreams.”

Activities provide guidance in such areas as:

  • Engaging in a self-assessment based on the previous school’s performance
  • Setting school-year goals
  • Identifying and reassessing gifts and talents
  • Identifying and developing ‘Hooks’
  • Developing/updating your résumé
  • Using résumés to set goals
  • Developing/revising school-year action plans
  • Developing/re-evaluating course enrollment
  • Researching colleges and scholarships
  • Connecting with colleges and programs