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Project Discovery is a post-secondary access program currently offered through 24 Partner Agencies throughout Virginia in grades 4 to 12. Project Discovery encourages students to stay in and graduate high school and provides resources and tools for students to successfully make the transition to post-secondary education.
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Welcome back to school. Project Discovery is currently serving 1,242 students in grades 6 to 12 and recuriting is well underway. We are happy to be back to work with all our Students, Coordinators, and School Partners. Here's to a great 2016-17 school year!
Northern Virginia Community College Financial Aid Staff is offering a free online webinar. The topic is 2017-2018 Early FAFSA/Prior-Prior Year Income. The date and time is;
Friday, September 16, 2016 9:00 am-10:15am
The event number is 645 408 687. Use event password nova003727
must pre-registration for this
The web address for pre-registration and the webinar is;
100% of the all senior high school students enrolled in Project Discovery programs graduated from high school in the 2015-2016 school year. Matriculation to post-secondary schools is measured in October. However, a review of the data by Project Discovery shows that Project Discovery students successfully enroll in college at a slightly higher rate than the general population (70% vs 68%) and at a much higher rated the population of economically disadvantaged students (70% vs 42%). Of the Project Discovery students who enroll in college, 87% earned at least 1 year of college credit within 2 years of their enrollment. Of the three years studied (2010 to 2012) 33% of the Project Discovery students who enrolled in college graduated with some form of diploma, degree, or certificate, and 34% are still enrolled in college and pursuing their ambitions for higher education.
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How you can help
Project Discovery needs your help. Our hardworking and meritorious students can get the grades and study hard, but we need to help them find the resources to pay for college. Listed below are links that will take you to various ways that you can support Project Discovery students.
Project Discovery has access to Neighborhood Assistance Program tax credits. A donation of $500.00 or more ($1,000.00 for businesses) can produce beneficial tax credits. Click Donate Now for details.
You can now make donations directly to Project Discovery via PayPal. Click on the "Donate Now" and you will be able to direct your contribution to your local Project Discovery program, the general state-wide program, or both!