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Our Students

Our Students

There are 467 students in San Francisco that currently receive free college and career coaching through First Graduate. We make a 12-year commitment to each student, starting the summer after sixth grade through college graduation; our 16th cohort of students just became the first in their families to graduate from college!

Our students experience a rigorous five-week Summer Session; year-round academic instruction and tutoring; high school and college counseling; mentoring; internships; career exploration; and college application and financial aid application coaching.

 

In her own words

Alena, a college student at UC Merced, speaks about her experience with First Graduate and what being the first college graduate in her family means to her.

 

 

Academics & Demographics

First Graduate high school seniors that graduate: 99%
First Graduate high school graduates enrolled in a two or four-year college: 99%
First Graduate students that are CSU eligible: 88%
First Graduate high school students with a 3.3 GPA or higher: 68%

Female 61%

Male 39%

 

85%

Come from immigrant families

91%

Qualify for free or reduced lunches

 

63%

Latino/a

21%

Asian/Pacific Islander

16%

Other

The Odds They Face

of Black and Latino Students graduate high school.

of first generation students will graduate college without help.

SFUSD students come from a household without a college degree.

Their 10-Year Path To Becoming A College Graduate

Middle School

Students improve their math and language arts skills, apply to academically rigorous high schools, and begin to think about what it means to be college-bound.

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High School

Students complete college preparatory coursework, and receive coaching to help them and their families through the college applications and financing process.

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College & Career

Students get help accessing resources, maintaining a high level of academic performance, and exploring potential career pathways through internships, jobs, and professional networks.

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FG12 Senior Snapshot – 2018

Our current senior class, the 12th cohort of First Graduate (FG12), has 37 students attending 10 high schools

  • Average ACT score: 21
  • ACT Range: 14-32
  • Free/Reduced Lunch: approximately 75%
  • Average GPA* : 3.3
  • 76% have a GPA* of 3.0 and higher
  • 46% have a GPA* of 3.5 and higher

*cumulative, unweighted

 

See where they’re going to college

What our students are saying:

  • First Graduate helped me get into a great high school. They prepared me to take the entrance test...When I got accepted to the Bay School I was really happy because I didn't think I could make it, but I did.
    8th Grader
  • The best thing that happened this year at First Graduate is that I got better at math.
    8th Grader
  • When First Graduate recruited me to the program, I became familiar with the expectations and requirements that universities look for in college candidates. With their help and support, I was accepted to most of the universities I applied to.
    Brayan RodriguezFG Alumni
  • The one thing that I really loved about the program were the academic classes.
    9th Grader
  • I've learned many things during my years with First Graduate, but above all I have learned the importance of staying on track and taking advantage of help and opportunities offered to me.
    AlexisCollege Freshman
  • I loved the teachers and the academic classes.
    7th Grader