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 325 or above on the New York State ELA reading exam administered during the 2014-2015 school year;
  • An overall average of 90% or above;
  • A scaled score of 324 or above on the New York State Math exam administered during the 2014-2015 academic year.
  • For any alternate standardized reading or math exam taken in the 2014-2015 academic year (e.g. New Jersey or Connecticut students), students must score within the 90th percentile or above.
For more information, please email PREP9_admissions@prepforprep.org.
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