"On the Road to Success" tutoring program starts Saturday for Detroit Public School League scholar-athletes

Help is now readily available for Detroit Public Schools’ scholar-athletes seeking to meet the higher academic standard for athletic eligibility that takes effect next fall.
The Detroit Public School League is partnering with Wayne County Community College District’s (WCCCD) School of Continuing Education to provide instructional support through a Saturday program called “Educational Support Services: On the Road to Success.”
Orientation is scheduled for this Saturday (December 11) from 9 a.m. until noon at the WCCCD downtown campus, 1001 W. Fort St., Detroit, MI. 48226.
The program offers between 36 and 60 hours of small-group and individual instructional assistance from professionally-trained teachers and tutors in the areas of English, language arts and math.
Beginning in the fall of 2011, all Detroit Public School League participants must have and maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average in the core courses of math, English, science and social studies to be eligible to compete in athletics.
“This program has been established to aid DPS scholar-athletes and other students in being successful in today’s challenging academic world while meeting the newly-established 2011 eligibility core requirements,” said Alvin Ward, Detroit Public Schools Administrator of Athletics.
The uniquely-designed program will be delivered by state-certified Supplemental Educational Services (SES) providers, and parental involvement is critical. Parents will have the opportunity to collaborate with SES providers to strengthen the partnership and are urged to attend Saturday’s open house and orientation with their scholar-athletes.

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