ELL College Preparatory Academy
The ELL College Prep Academy is a four-week summer program serving English language learners (ELLs) at West High School in Waterloo. Developed in response to requests from the district, the academy builds college reading and writing skills for ELLs, exposes them to the campus culture and resources, and sets them on a pathway to education beyond high school.
The CIEP, the University of Northern Iowa, the Waterloo Community School District (WCSD), and EMBARC are collaborating on this project.
Students will receive 16 hours of English instruction per week. Students will participate in a variety of activities that will expose them to academic college life as well as exploring future career opportunities. Upon completion, students will receive an English elective credit, a waiver for the UNI application fee, and a stipend towards the cost of UNI orientation and registration.
Dates: June 22 - July 17, 2020