Moyle Park College is proud to announce that it is now a College for Every Student School. College for Every Student, or CFES as it is known, is an American programme that is being implemented and rolled out in eleven schools by the Trinity Access Programme (TAP) & Bridge 21. Our neighbouring school Cólaiste Bríde has also been chosen as a CFES school and we will be working very closely with them in the programme.
The aim of CFES is to raise the academic aspirations and performance of students so that they can prepare for, gain access to, and succeed in college. The essence of College For Every Student is the engagement of every CFES Scholar in three high-impact practices that research has shown effective in not only getting students on track toward college, but also helping them persist once there. These practices are Mentoring, Leadership through Service, and Pathways to College.
- 1. Mentoring fosters academic and personal growth by providing CFES Scholars a supportive relationship with an older, more experienced individual who can serve as a role model. All CFES schools have mentoring programs for their Scholars that utilize peers, adults, teachers, community leaders, and/or college students as mentors. Currently Moyle Park have mentoring programs for 1ST, 2ND 3rd and 6thYear students.
- Leadership through Service helps CFES Scholars identify and express their leadership potential through activities that make their school and/or community a better place. CFES schools create meaningful opportunities for Scholars to provide leadership in service to others. Gaining leadership skills and taking responsibility for others builds self-confidence, encouraging personal aspirations for college and developing resilience that leads to college success.
- Pathways to College partners CFES schools with colleges to provide opportunities for CFES Scholars to visit college campuses, interact with students and faculty, and gain exposure to the admissions process, financial aid options, and other higher education components.
Last year Moyle Park College was awarded the CFES “School of Distinction” for its implementation of the first year of the programme. A snapshot of our first year of the programme can be seen in the following video;
For more up-to-date information about the programme please follow us on Twitter @moyleparkCFES