The Opportunity of a Lifetime
PREP 9 is the nation’s foremost program for academically gifted African-American and Latino students. We place our students in boarding schools, which provide scholarships that fully meet every family’s financial need. We also offer our students life-changing opportunities, great activities, and support from middle school all the way through college. View the video below to gain a greater sense of all that PREP 9 offers its students. PREP 9 charges no tuition for its services.
Criteria for 7th Grade
Applications/Nominations to PREP 9 (our boarding school program) are encouraged for students who meet the following criteria:
  • Currently in the seventh grade in a public, charter, or parochial school in New York City or the surrounding metropolitan areas (New Jersey, Westchester, Long Island, and Connecticut);
  • Of African-American or Latino descent.
And meet one of the additional following criteria:
  • A scaled score of at least 325 on the ELA reading test or any standardized reading test administered during the 2012-2013 school year;
  • An overall average of 90% or above;
  • A standardized math test scaled score of 330 or above, if the applicant does not meet the reading score requirement. The applicant should also have an average above 90% in major subject areas.
For more information, please email PREP9_admissions@prepforprep.org.
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