A significant partnership between Azusa Pacific University and the Charter Oak Unified School District (COUSD) creates a pathway to college for Charter Oak High School students.
The Charter Oak Board of Education approved a memorandum of understanding with APU at its February 23, 2017, meeting following a reception with COUSD students and school board members, Superintendent Mike Hendricks, Ed.D., APU President Jon R. Wallace, DBA, and APU Vice President of Enrollment Management David Dufault Hunter.
Students who meet admissions requirements will receive guaranteed admittance to APU, a $10,000 renewable scholarship, application fee waiver, and support with the application process.
“On behalf of our Board of Education, staff, and students, we are grateful for the partnership we have with APU that allows guaranteed admission and scholarships for our students who apply and meet the entrance criteria,” said Hendricks. “This is a wonderful opportunity for our college bound students.”
The agreement begins fall 2017 and also includes this year’s graduating seniors who meet the program’s academic requirements. Incoming high school freshmen who successfully follow the academic pathway all four years will be eligible. In addition, current sophomores and juniors, who meet the requirements, may pursue this educational option.
“Azusa Pacific University recognizes that we are the first choice for a great number of students in our community, yet private college can seem out of reach for many families,” said Wallace. “APU is committed to making college more accessible and affordable for our neighbors, and this partnership with Charter Oak is hopefully the first of several such agreements with local districts.”