College & Career Guidance

provides students with guidance and support—ensuring they have the resources and self-advocacy skills needed to pursue the paths they choose- college, career, and beyond. The team builds strong partnerships with the universities where sters attend, counsels alumni about financial aid, course selection, career paths, and provides access to important on- and off-campus resources.

Ensuring College Readiness

  • Rigorous High School Education

    schools’ curricula are rigorous, standards-based, and carefully designed to prepare each child to succeed in college, career, and life beyond.

  • College Selection & Matching

    Experienced advisors support all DC students and alumni through a mix of personalized programs, selection counseling, and application support to help each student choose the best path after graduation.

  • SAT Preparation

    provides DC students and alumni with SAT support to help each student maximize their chances of continuing on to their top choice school.

  • Financial Aid

    offers a variety of programs including financial aid nights, financial planning workshops, and scholarship application support to help guarantee each student has the financial resources necessary to move onto college.

College Transition

College Ambassador Program

 The College Ambassador Program is a part of ’s larger effort to connect all alumni on the same college campus or geographic area to ensure they persist through college. On campuses with significant numbers of alumni, a College Ambassador is selected to lead the cohort, assess student needs, and help their peers persist and graduate.

College Partnerships

has created college partnerships with institutions that share our belief that with the right support, all students can reach their educational and professional goals. Partner universities commit to admitting students and providing critical resources to ensure each ster remains on track to receive a college degree.

College Completion

Of DC eighth grade alumni, 71 percent have matriculated to college and 35 percent have graduated from college. DC aims to reach a college matriculation rate of 85 percent and a college graduation rate of 50 percent.