Mari and Izayiah are the first TBS students to earn acceptance into this competitive program. The Elon Academy allows them to finish their high school careers at The Burlington School while working with the Academy via summer and Saturday programs.
The following is from the Elon Academy's webpage:
"The Elon Academy, part of the Center for Access and Success, is a non-profit college access and success program for academically promising high school students in Alamance County with a financial need and/or no family history of college. The Academy includes three consecutive summer residential experiences prior to the sophomore, junior and senior years, as well as year-round Saturday programs for students and families. The summer after high school graduation, scholars and families participate in the Elon Academy Transitions to College Program. Once on their respective college campuses, Elon Academy graduates and families are provided with continuing support through the Elon Academy College Success Program to ensure college completion."