Who is eligible to participate in the PEP Program?
Participation in the PEP Program is open to Summit public school students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and who have met our eligibility requirements. Once enrolled, students must live in Summit throughout their time in the program in order to maintain eligibility.
How does a student apply?
Students interested in applying to the PEP Program can do so through our website. They must first complete an initial application, after which a PEP Program representative will contact them with a formal, comprehensive application that will include requests for recommendations, income verification, transcripts and additional requirements.
How are students selected for the program?
PEP selects students who show a strong commitment to academic achievement and who, based on our experience, are most likely to succeed within the program. Typically, these are students who are performing well in their class and whose parent(s) or guardian(s) show a commitment to their child’s academic success.
How can I learn more about program admission?
In addition to the program admission criteria offered on our website, PEP Program provides in-school presentations that offer students a closer look at the program and the admissions process. To learn about upcoming presentations at their school, students may speak to their guidance counselors or visit our calendar.
What is the cost to participate in the PEP Program?
The PEP Program is free of charge to qualifying students who maintain their eligibility status.
What is the program schedule?
PEP Program runs throughout the academic year, and also one month during the summer (a total of 11 months). The program is offered after-school, as follows - Middle School: Monday through Thursday from 3:00pm to 5:30pm and High School: Monday and Wednesday from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. To learn more, please visit A Day in the Life of PEP Student.
What are the benefits of participating in the PEP Program?
Students that participate in the PEP Program receive myriad benefits, including Tuition assistance for post-secondary education, Academic support, Access to tutors, targeted instruction, and enrichment activities, Exposure to career paths, College visits, and Leadership development. All of the benefits that PEP students accrue through the program lead to increased self-esteem, the development of life skills, and greater academic opportunities. To learn more, please visit Our Approach.
How is the PEP Program funded?
The PEP Program is a privately-funded organization.