DCS Newsletter: Week 3 2015


It is hard to accept that we have gone through 3 weeks of DCS. It feels as if it our scholars just moved in yesterday. Time has truly flown by. I am proud of both cohorts for the hard work that they put into the program during our time together - and rewarded each with some well deserved free/fun time during their overnight college trips.

Now that our summer session is over, it is time to start planning for DCS during the school year. For cohort 1, our focus will 100% be on the college application process. Every student has a sense of their college list, and will now continue to deeply research their schools while also studying for the SAT and finalizing their college essays. This time of the year will be crucial to having a strong fall and application process. Cohort 2 will relax for a couple of weeks before returning to school ready to practice all the skills they've learned during the program. Junior year grades are very important, and our scholars will be ready for the 2015-16 school year challenges. Throughout the 2015-16 school year, DCS will host workshops at St. Andrew's School and also maintain communication and support to the scholars as they continue their studies in their respective public schools.

A big thanks to all those who have supported DCS and made this past summer possible. A special shout out to all DCS teachers and my superstar Student-Advisors -- I will miss seeing each of you every day almost as much as I'll miss seeing my Cohort 1 & 2 scholars!

Enjoy the summer everyone!

Cohort One NJ/CT College Trip

The Cohort One scholars went on their last college trips of the program earlier this week. The trip started with a visit to New Jersey where the scholars saw one of the top schools in the nation, Princeton University. The following day, the scholars ventured up to Connecticut where they visited Wesleyan University in the morning and Quinnipiac University in the afternoon.


This week, Cohort Two went on their second college trip to Washington D.C. Day one, the scholars visited American University and Georgetown University. After spending the night in D.C. the scholars went to Catholic University and Washington College.


Cohort One took a break from touring colleges to visit Chelsea Piers Connecticut. While there, the scholars did team activities, played trampoline dodgeball and rock-climbed. Going to Chelsea Piers was a nice way for the students to get their energy out after a long day of college tours. Can't wait to go back next year!


Cohort Two also took a detour on their college trip to go to Dave and Buster's. The scholars had a great time eating food, getting tickets and playing games. Hopefully the Dave and Buster's tradition continues next year on the Washington D.C. college trip.

DCS Talent Show

Wednesday night the scholars got to show off all of talents in front of the whole program. Many hidden talents came out on stage including singing, dancing, piano playing from Kameron Mosley (Class of '17 Cab Call), and even violin playing from Xeno Kappel (Class of '17 Seaford). It was great to see the scholars excelling in a different setting from the classroom.

Click the picture to see this dance from the talent show!