Our students are introduced to exceptional learning experiences, college preparatory opportunities, student workshops, and diverse programs with prominent speakers. Piney Woods offers both academic and non-academic experiences for students so that they become well-rounded, critical thinkers, and knowledgeable lifelong learners.
We have unyielding expectations of our students. We meet them were they are and encourage them to surpass their expectations. Towards this end, all of our students attend college. We even have students who will be the first in their family to attend college. Our students’ successes are our motivation.
Our College Planning with our students aids in the transition from high school to college. Understanding the importance of exposure, we host an Annual College Fair on campus. It is held in early September with at least 40 colleges in attendance from various regions of the United States. In addition, those colleges that are unable to attend the Annual College Fair arrange alternate on campus visits throughout the year. College representatives have also been willing to interview students on campus versus a student having to manage the expense of traveling (i.e. Duke and Harvard). Our students have also received on the spot scholarships based on the ACT Scores.
Our students receive fee waivers that are submitted with their college applications to cover the application fee. Individual meetings are held with students to discuss their future and the “best fit” for them in a college setting. We assist with ACT Preparation, the completion of applications, resumes, guidance through applying for scholarships, completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and application mail outs. We instill in our students a belief that there is no limit to what they can accomplish; however, they have to be committed to doing the work even when it poses a challenge. Our students know that a challenge is another stepping stone to achievement.