The Early Academic outreach program was established in 1976 by the University of California to increase the number of students who have the opportunity to achieve a postsecondary education. Through a series of educational partnerships between school districts, school sites, and community organizations, EAOP designs, develops, and implements academic enrichment strategies to increase the college going rates of the schools it serves.
|EAOP Mission Statement
The mission of EAOP at UC Irvine is to increase the academic preparation and college going rates of the students and schools it serves. Through a series of collaborative strategies that includes; Academic Enrichment Programs, Academic Advising, Test Prep, and Parent Engagement, EAOP is positioned to develop the next generation of university scholars.
1. Academic Enrichment Programs
EAOP provides participating students a series of programs focused on enhancing their postsecondary opportunities such as:
A. Saturday Academy in Mathematics - The Saturday Academy in Mathematics (SAM) is an academic enrichment program that is a collaborative effort between the Early Academic Outreach Program, the Irvine Mathematics Project (IMP), and participating schools. SAM provides students with additional hands-on mathematical curriculum that is paired with a more individualized instruction and aimed at accelerating the students’ understanding of algebraic concepts. In addition, students are exposed to the University of California, Irvine campus and to its undergraduate students.
B. Academic Workshops such as:
2. Academic Advising
All EAOP students will receive an individual academic assessment of what is needed to be college eligible. Recognizing that there is a difference between being college eligible and college competitive, EAOP focuses on providing the tools to prepare students beyond minimal eligibility.
A team of trained UCI undergraduate students along with an EAOP Regional Coordinator will implement an academic advising strategy unique to each school site. Through a series of individual and group advising sessions, EAOP students will be prepared to apply, be admitted, and enroll in a postsecondary institution.
3. Test Preperation
Testing is an important component to the application process of many colleges and universities. Often times students are eligible by completing the gpa and course requirements but fall short of regular and/or competitive eligibility due to low or missing test scores. EAOP provides a series of workshops and tools to prepare students for taking and succeeding on all required tests for admissions.
4. Parent Engagement
Recognizing that Parents play an integral role in the success of our students, the EAOP program provides essential tools to parents through a series of workshops, presentations, and summer residential institutes. Some of the general topics covered are: