Academic Momentum (5th-8th grade)

PhotoAs part of Eastern Promise we are working to increase the “college going culture” of our region. We are doing this through a program we call, “Academic Momentum”.

Academic Momentum is a curricular program that starts with 5th graders.

This activity involves students, parents and the schools signing a “compact” that says the student will work toward developing academic habits to prepare them for post-secondary education or training.

As a part of this program, students participate in a visit to the EOU and Community College campuses and get a chance to see what it would be like to be a student at a college/university. In the classroom they participate in an 8-12 week post-secondary and career related curriculum. Through this commitment on the part of the student, family and school they will begin to form an informal 10-year-plan, entitled the Academic Momentum Personal Development Plan, that will help clarify their projected educational and career future.

Continuing on through 6th, 7th, and 8th grades, students and parents will become more acquainted with all the processes and procedures to apply to college, acquire financial aid, and navigate the myriad of dimensions many of us see as common.

Current AM Regional Growth

  • 22 School Districts - 11 New Districts!
  • 41 Schools - 35 Elementary/ 6 Middle Schools
  • 158 Educators & Classrooms implementing AM this year
  • 3,624 Students participating in the Academic Momentum program (as of Nov. 6 2014)

Links and Resources for Educators & Parents

Academic Momentum Documents

  Color PDF's Black/White PDF's
Eastern Promise Academic Momentum Compact English Spanish English Spanish
Academic Momentum District Plan Grades 5 - 8 English Spanish English Spanish
EOU Eastern Promise Incentive Scholarship English Spanish English Spanish
5th Grade Personal Development Plan English Spanish    
6th Grade Personal Development Plan        


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