Academic Foundations Center

Consortium for Pre-College

Currently, the Consortium for Pre-College Education in Greater Newark at Rutgers-Newark will not be operating a 2012 summer program. New information will be forthcoming for the academic year component. Thank you for your patience.

Application
Overview
Quest Scholars
Curriculum
Eligibility Guidelines
Contact

The Consortium for Pre-College Education in Greater Newark

Overview

The Consortium for Pre-College Education in Greater Newark is a College Bound grant funded collaborative program between the Newark, East Orange, and Irvington school districts and Rutgers University-Newark and the New Jersey Institute of Technology. On the Rutgers-Newark campus, the Consortium (known as Quest Scholars) is housed within the Institute for Pre-College Education and Community Outreach , which is the pre-college arm of the Academic Foundations Center.

Quest Scholars

Quest Scholars is a five-year program whose purpose is several-fold:

  • Introduces rising 8th, 9th, and 10th Grade students during a six-week summer program to careers in Science, Business, and Law respectively;
  • Engages enrolled students during the summer program in Photography workshops;
  • Provides continuing activities in Science, Business and Law for 8th,9th, and 10th Grade students in an Academic Year Saturday program (20 Saturdays);
  • Conducts Grade appropriate Mathematics and American History workshops during the Academic Year Saturday program;
  • Provides SAT and College Placement Review learning strategies workshops for 11th and 12th Grade students during the Academic Year (20 Saturdays).

Curriculum

Summer:  
8th Grade Geosciences and Photography
9th Grade Finance and Accounting and Photography
10th Grade Street Law
Fall:  
8th Grade Environmental Biology
9th Grade Management Information Systems
10 Grade American Constitutional Law I
Spring:  
8th Grade Environmental Chemistry
9th Grade Marketing
10 Grade American Constitutional Law II

During each semester, all enrolled students have workshops in American Social History and Grade appropriate Mathematics.


SAT and College Placement Review Workshops

Fall:  
11th and 12th grade: Mathematical Functions
Critical Reading
Vocabulary
Essay Writing
Questioning Techniques
Three Practice SAT Tests
Workshops in Note-Taking Skills, Financial Aid and College Choice
Spring:  
11th grade Mathematical Functions
Critical Reading
Vocabulary
Essay Writing
Questioning Techniques
Three Practice SAT Tests
Workshops in Career Choice
12th grade Mathematical Functions
Critical Reading
Vocabulary
Essay Writing
Three Practice College Placement Review Exams

Eligibility Guidelines

Applicants must:

  • Attend schools in either Newark, Irvington, or East Orange
  • Be in good academic standing (B average or better) in Mathematics, Language Arts, and Science, or with demonstrated potential
  • Have approval of guidance counselors and parents or guardians

In order for students to be considered enrolled within the program, they must submit:

  • Completed Application Form
  • Copy of last report card

 


Contact Information

  Rutgers University-Newark
  Institute For Pre-College Education and Community Outreach
  Academic Foundations Center
  110 Warren Street
  Bradley Hall, 1st Floor
  Newark, New Jersey 07102-1814
  Phone: (973) 353-3577
  Fax:     (973)353-5700