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College and Career Success Department

Help us meet our goal of $5,000 to expand our College and Career Success Department. The College and Career Success (CCS) Department has existed since our first graduating class entered high school - Fall 2014. It was important to create a network of support for our students entering high school as they begin their journey to figure out what’s next after high school. This department consists of four college and career advisory, one transitional counselor for students with alternate pathways to graduation, one college and career teacher, and one alumni counselor. Counselors help students apply for programs through their high school years and coordinate events such as I Decided Day.

Since our first graduating class of 2018 the Alumni department has grown substantially by adding 3 preceding cohorts. We currently have close to 400 alumni and this section of the CCS department helps our alumni by ensuring that they receive support as they navigate post High School life. The Alumni counselor provides academic counseling to them, caring for their emotional well-being, giving advice about financial aid, guiding them to create lists of colleges that might be a good fit, and navigating the college admissions process. This includes applying to colleges, applying for scholarships, and applying for federal aid. The alumni program visits students in college, hosts events to bring alumni together and exposes all students in grades 5 - 12 to the post-high school experience through Alumni Week that takes place every year in January. Our goal is to expand this program by hiring alumni interns to support this work and develop our young leaders to develop careers in education and community support. With a team of alumni interns we will be able to create leadership opportunities within the school and extend college and career success work into the middle school.

Our goal is to Empower students to become agents for change through community-focused leadership, character development, and college preparedness.

399 Alumni. 49 Colleges and Universities. Many opportunities to come! Donate today and help us lead our Trailblazers on the path to success.

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Senior Scholarship Book Fund

Launched in the fall of 2017, Inwood Academy's ambitious Senior Scholarship Book Fund will provide much needed financial relief for our seniors' freshman year of college, and be an incentive to study hard to achieve a high GPA.

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Meet Maria Tamarez

Class of 2019

Maria moved from the Dominican Republic when she was twelve and came to Inwood Academy her freshman year of high school. She served as a Peer Group Connections Leader, graduated with honors, and was manager of the Volleyball team.

"When I graduated middle school, my English wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t where I wanted it to be,” Maria reflects. “I was scared people would make fun of me when I read out loud in class.”
Maria names multiple teachers and staff members she bonded with over her time in high school, referring to them as second moms and best friends, and thanking them for the help they gave her.

“When I came to Inwood Academy, I still wasn’t speaking during class and I stayed to myself, but the teachers were super helpful. They made it feel like a safe zone, so if I didn’t understand something, I would go up to them. They made me feel okay about not understanding.”

Two years after Maria graduated from Inwood Academy, she is a rising Junior at her top-choice school, John Jay College. Maria is studying Public Administration and working full-time at Inwood Academy as our Operations Intern. “I’ve wanted to work in an office since I was a little kid,” she beams.

Maria along with many of our Alumni relied on Inwood Academy to help them see all the opportunities that are available to them. Our goal is to Empower students to become agents for change through community-focused leadership, character development, and college preparedness but our work here goes beyond that and Maria is a true testament of that.

Our Values

Inwood Academy believes fostering five main character traits contributes to well-rounded individuals who care, give back, and lead.

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