- About DTS
- Our Program
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Our expectation is that every one of our students and their family makes a commitment to participate in every opportunity that our program offers them. We hold very high standards for our students and we expect them to be met. When individual needs arise, we act as a liaison between teachers and parents, keeping the students on a successful and focused path. Their commitment is critical to the fulfillment of our Mission that each student will be successful in middle school and high school in order to be accepted to and attend college. It is that Determination To Succeed that drives our students to work above and beyond what is expected of them.
During the school year our students attend mandatory bi-weekly after-school study sessions. They receive one-on-one attention from our staff, local high school volunteers and experienced tutors. They receive homework and test preparation help, subject-specific tutoring as well as math and writing enrichment. In addition to these academic services, the Determined to Succeed staff mentors and counsels the students on issues ranging from peer pressure to current events.
Determined To Succeed has inspired me to make goals for my future.”
-Ali, 9th grade Hamilton High School
Every program DTS has provided us with has helped us in every way!”
-Sara, 9th grade Hamilton High School
I like that DTS gives us journal writing which really boosts our English skills.”
-Jonathan, 7th grade Palms Middle School
Determined To Succeed’s learning curve has been a steep one! We learned a tremendous amount from our first group of graduating students and the paths they took to get to college. Essential to their success was choosing the right classes, intensive writing and math workshops, specific subject tutoring, an early start to college research, comprehensive, intensive SAT/ACT test prep and college counseling. Most of these services take place on the weekends. The course load for the average college-bound high school student is very demanding, and our program provides all the resources necessary for them to be competitive and confident in their studies.
The weekend writing workshop helped me learn about different types of writing styles and how to actually write them.”
-Daniel, 7th grade Palms Middle School
DTS always helps me with my homework assignments and projects. It helps me raise my grades and have better attendance. I’ll never decide to leave DTS because without it I wouldn’t achieve like I am now!”
-Lizardo, freshman- Syracuse University, Fall 2012
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