The objective of the Sophomore Program is to assist high school sophomores in gaining admission to competitive summer college preparatory programs in the U.S. In addition to offering a rigorous academic curriculum, this program empowers students with a sense of independence, teaches time management skills, helps develop new friendships with other students from diverse backgrounds, and provides a new perspective on the world. Students are accepted into the Sophomore Program based on ... Click here to learn more about our Sophomore Program.
The Junior Program enrolls previously successful Sophomore Program students and occasionally accepts new students based on a rigorous and highly competitive application process, which includes academic credentials, financial criteria, personal essays, guidance counselor and teacher recommendations, and an interview. Students are assigned a pair of mentors with whom they meet weekly throughout the school year. Mentors work with their students during sessions to select summer programs ... Click here to learn more about our Junior Program.
Students who successfully complete the Junior Program are invited to apply for the Senior Program. The Program meets weekly throughout the school year and aggressively leads students through the college application process. Most students retain their mentors from the Junior Program, enhancing the foundation for strong friendships that often continue after the student graduates high school. The Senior Program guides students through the entire college application process by providing training ... Click here to learn more about our Senior Program.
In addition to the Sophomore, Junior and Senior Programs, Minds Matter of Portland offers a Test Prep Program and a Writing & Critical Thinking Program. Our Test Prep Program provides students with free access to trained teachers, a structured curriculum, extensive study materials, and individual attention while our Writing & Critical Thinking Program seeks to take advantage of the opportunity for mentees to receive dedicated attention in a two-on-one setting and in small groups ... Click here to learn more about our Additional Programs.
Minds Matter Portland is at a great stage of our program life cycle as we are now witnessing our MM Alumni graduate from college! We are so proud of the achievements our Alumni have made and cannot wait to see where they continue on in their lives and careers. Minds Matter does not like to brag, but we are so impressed and proud of where our alumni end up for college. Here are just a sampling of the incredible colleges and universities our alumni attend ... Click here for our Alumni page.