EIP is distinguished by its holistic methodology to Educating the Whole Student. Our unique style of providing academic, career, leadership, and personal/social resources produces students who avow the notions of life-long learning, ownership of education, respect for self and others, leadership ethics, and social advocacy. Our goal is to improve the quality of life of our students and their families by being a reliable source for academic and personal development. That’s why we have strategically designed our programs to enrich our students academically, develop them personally and socially, and engage them with their communities. As a result, we ensure each student is equipped with the right knowledge and skill-set to become productive and responsible global citizens.
EIP Prep serves 8th grade students throughout seven public school counties in which the Early Identification Program partners with. Students begin to learn about the college application process, while receiving weekly tutoring throughout the school year. Students who successfully complete EIP Prep are automatically admitted into the EIP for grades 9-12.
Academic Mentoring Program provides mentoring/tutoring sessions throughout the academic year at over 20 locations within EIP’s seven partnering counties. Students have direct access to trained EIP Mentors, Success Coaches and Teachers who serve as role models and assist with comprehension of subject matter and navigate Secondary School.
Math & Science Power Aid empowers students to excel in Math and Science course work. Students attend five-sessions throughout the academic year focused on STEM education. Students receive support in the following subjects; Algebra 1 and 2, Geometry, Trigonometry other upper-level Math courses, Chemistry, Biology, and Physics. Students also explore subject matter ranging from cyber security to video game design.
Summer Academy EIP’s longest running academic enrichment program, Summer Academy exposes students to coursework they will encounter in their upcoming academic year. The goal is to strengthen students understanding and competency in three core academic areas: Science, Math, and English. For three weeks, students receive instruction in their core academic courses, in line with the Virginia Standard of Learning (SOL) guidelines. Students also take advantage of advanced computer labs where courses are offered in Computer Technology. During the Summer Academy EIP offers special activities ranging from SAT and College Prep, resume building, and Career Shadowing Day. Summer Academy is held at George Mason University on both the Fairfax and SciTech campuses exposing students to college environments. More than 400 students attend every year.
Dare 2 Learn.Serve.Lead conference is held annually and explores unique attributes of effective, values – driven leadership and public service. Workshops emphasize ethical decision-making, team-building, multiculturalism, digital responsibility, and conflict resolution. EIP’s goal is to produce civically engaged students who are leaders in their respective communities.
Strengthening the Family explores issues teens may be encountering at home and in school and provides valuable solutions to overcome barriers that may negatively their students educational experiences. Parents gain information about secondary/ post-secondary education and strategies to strengthen their advocacy for their children. Sessions are offered in English and Spanish.