Ivy League Mentorship Program/ILMP
What is ILMP?
ILMP program is a multifaceted program, designed to prepare
selected students for top Colleges. This program is designed after a summer
seminar at Harvard University on college admissions. What they require from a
student is what we have included into our program: great academicals skills,
great personality, multiple skills and a never-ending curiosity towards
knowledge. Although perfect scores are not always required, great personalities
play an important role in college admission. We realize that our school has
strong potential in terms of academics; in addition we decided to step forward
and move toward giving our graduates a well-rounded graduation resume for top
colleges. Our primary goal is to give an extra edge to our students so they can
be eligible for more resources in their college life. The next step is giving students
the required environment to flourish their untapped skills.
ILMP is a free, college-based
mentoring program for selected WCA students that will focus on contributing to the academic achievement and personal
development of its participating students.
consists of multiple disciplines and activities combined into one package by
working in small groups with the mentorship of WCA Volunteer Teacher. Each mentoring
group will have approximately 5 students and the Volunteer Mentor Teachers will
follow the ILMP curriculum along with the WCA ILMP Coordinator. This program
will have developing and continuously improving curriculum and instructional
What is the purpose of the Program?
primarily focused to achieve success in terms of academics required to solidify
admissions to selective colleges. The Program also has a major ingredient of
guidance to secure the character and personality portion of the college
admission and provides highly motivated and enriching activities.
way, students will be guided in applying for Scholarships and Awards to colleges
such as the Congressional Award.
What does this program offers to the students?
ILMP covers 4 major areas. These areas apply to every grade
with different levels of intensity and content.
Students will be prepared for Math counts, Math League, Math Olympics and other
academically challenging competitions of the middle school level. At the High
School level, it involves excellence at ACT for 10th and 11th
Grades. At 9th Grade reading camps and programs, vocabulary-building
sessions are a major focus area. Senior year involves college level class
support, in-depth college majors, and industry knowledge, (professional
program involves minor involvements of hiking, running, push up, pull up, and
sit up to major involvements of Soccer, Basketball, or Wrestling. The goal is to dress student’s background
with athletics as well as develop the physical and confidence development of
Character Education: This portion of the program involves personal
development. Poster activity, book report cards, essay writing or research on
historical role models and character traits like honesty, integrity are major
focus areas. It also involves camping
and cottage programs to develop self-reliance and team spirit skills. This
phase is covered at the same level for all grade levels.
Career Development: This involvement is designed to increase
awareness of major selection for college.
Students make visits to high ranking colleges especially Ivy League
Colleges or equals, different professional careers; law offices, court houses,
hospitals, major IT departments and similar professions.
What are the Student Selection
- Being in good standing (regarding discipline)
- High GPA
- Teacher Recommendation
- Most recent ACT Pre-test and Terra Nova pre-test.
What is the benefit for students?
- By having a caring
Volunteer Teacher, students will learn life skills and leadership abilities
needed to succeed in school.
- Students will
learn more, and have more confidence in their learning, when they are engaged
in a systematic process that guides, recognizes, and rewards their progress.
- By focusing on college,
students will have a head start in preparing for the ACT and PSAT exams, the
most important exams in high school.
- Students will
engage in more challenging curriculum and activities such as Math Olympics,
Science Olympiad, Science Fair, Writing Contest, and Spelling Bee, etc.
Some of the activities with ILMP are;
events to promote positive group relationships
Exploration; in state or nearby State Selective College visits. (Not only will
the students visit but they will also participate in college level activities
these schools offer.)
- Ivy League College
visits: These visits will involve out of state overnight college visits (some
colleges allow student visitors to stay in students dorms within the college
limits). The Admission office at these colleges offer a great visit experience
enrichment activities in after-school hours
- Tutoring and Group
- Academic Team
Studies: Math Olympiad, Science Olympiad and Lego League.
- Group gatherings
- Family gatherings
such as picnics and small trips.
- Daily Study Camps
- Home visits
- Lock-ins at our school
or at another school.
- Periodic In-town /
Out of town trips (Science Centers, Educational Institutes and Senior Homes)
- Camping (such as State
Park Camps for Winter Break)
- Weekend Studies
- Sport Activities (such
as Bowling, Soccer, Volleyball, Canoeing)
- Volunteer Community
- Going to sporting
events, movies, plays, museums, concerts, parks, etc.