Middle School Program


* Provide comprehensive program services around various subjects around science, technology, engineering, math and the arts.

* Facilitate career exploration, higher education opportunities
and leadership development

*Establish a bridge program to higher education





PALS Mini-U 2013
Pueblo Middle School New Recruits 2013

Program Benefits 

*Academic advising throughout high school to
better prepare for college

*Opportunities to learn about new subjects and acquire
better study skills

*Tools to improve interpersonal communication and
leadership skills

*Registration assistance for the ACT EXPLORE/PLAN assessments

*Assistance with college admissions, scholarships
and financial aid applications

*Access and referrals to community and campus resources

Criteria for Selection Academic Year Activities
  • Attend a target middle school
  • Be an academically motivated first-generation college student (neither parent has received a 4-year college degree)
  • Have a minimum 2.5 grade point average in 7th and 8th grade
  • Be recommended by a classroom teacher
  • Have the desire to continue higher education beyond high school
Note: PCDP reserves the right (on a case-by-case basis, based on available openings and funding) to make exceptions to any of these admission criteria

Saturday Academy Workshops

  • Critical thinking skills using fun, hands-on projects
  • Academic Support Services
  • College Preparation Seminars
  • Study Skills Development
  • Group Communication Skills
  • Parent Alliance Group Meetings
  • Leadership Development - Pre-Collegiate Youth Leadership  Academy
  • Find out how science and math are used in fields such as
    • Sports Medicine
    • Building and Construction Trades
    • Electronics
    • Mechanics, flight and other technologies