The ECC Summer Success Academy is an innovative collaboration that brings together; Say Yes Buffalo, Erie Community College and the City of Buffalo Mayor’s Summer Internship Program. Fifty Buffalo Public and Charter high school graduates are selected to participate in the program. The Summer Success Academy strives to reduce or eliminate the need for non-credit (developmental) coursework at the start of the fall 2017 semester and to strengthen participants’ academic and personal growth. The program also seeks to familiarize students with the expectations of post-secondary level academic work. The Summer Academy is currently closed for 2017 but if you are going into your senior year of high school and plan to attend ECC in the fall 2018, please contact us and/or your high school guidance counselor for more information.
Say Yes Buffalo will cover remaining tuition charges after all federal, state and institutional grants and scholarships are applied. The amount of the tuition scholarship is dependent on the number of consecutive years a student has attended a Buffalo public or charter school through grade 12. (See chart below). Say Yes Buffalo Scholarships are available to students who meet the follow criteria:
The Summer Success Academy (SSA) is open to 50 Say Yes Buffalo Scholars who have applied to Erie Community College, completed the ACCUPLACER placement test, and have placed into one or more developmental courses. The purpose of the SSA is to provide recent high school graduates transitioning into Erie Community College with the academic support and interpersonal skills needed to successfully achieve a post-secondary education.
Some highlights of the SSA include:
To apply, submit the Application and Recommendation Form and one (1) letter of recommendation from your high school guidance counselor by May 30 , 2014 to the following address.
SAY YES Summer Success Academy Erie Community College 121 Ellicott Street Buffalo, NY 14203 Attention: Diane McLaughlin or e-mail completed forms to SayYes@ecc.edu