When Energy Corporation of America (ECA) introduced College Summit to Kanawha County, West Virginia in 2001, the goal was to transform college-going in all public high schools serving the state capital, and do so in such a way that sustained the innovation into the future and built a foundation from which the program could spread throughout the state.
College Summit West Virginia has grown from a “test pilot” in the summer of 2001, when 10 Kanawha County students attended an out-of-state College Summit workshop to an initiative serving approximately 8,200 students in 27 high schools in 12 districts.
Including the 2012-2013 school year, College Summit West Virginia has served more than 37,000 students. These students have attended a variety of two-year and four-year institutions of higher education, as well as post-secondary options such as technical training programs and the military. Our partner schools have been raising their school-wide college enrollment rates on average by more than 15% over baseline, while the college enrollment rates for low-income students nationwide has increased by only 4%.
College Summit West Virginia
100L Faculty Circle
Dunbar, WV 25064
For a list of staff members and their contact information, please visit the Regional Team & Board page.
Don Cheadle College Summit Founding Spokesman
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