Give your child the jump start he or she needs this summer at New Jersey’s top institutions!

Work with skilled instructors

Interact with business leaders

Connect with college admissions officials

Drew University

JULY 7 - 11, 2014

Kessler Foundation

JULY 7 - 10, 2014

Montclair State University

JULY 14 - 18, 2014

New Jersey City University

JULY 14 - 18, 2014

The College of New Jersey

JULY 21 - 25, 2014

The Richard Stockton
College of New Jersey

JULY 21 - 25, 2014

A majority of colleges report that only slightly more than HALF of their students earn a bachelor’s degree in SIX years — the rest take much longer.


Research indicates that the main reasons for low college graduation rates are that students have not worked hard enough in high school, have taken the wrong courses, or make other ill-considered decisions. A well-prepared high school graduate can save thousands of dollars in remedial college courses.


The CollegeCareerReady Academy is a unique summer residential experience for high‐potential high school students at prestigious New Jersey institutions of higher education. The program will help ensure participants are motivated to perform at the peak of their abilities so they will excel in the colleges and careers they choose.


Students who attend the five‐day program at any of the partnering institutions will learn what colleges and employers expect and will develop customized plans for optimal high school outcomes. Through fun and engaging presentations, competitive simulation games, online activities, a cumulative design project judged by a panel of business people, and interactions with college admissions officials, academic professors, and business leaders, participants will understand how the academic and social decisions they make now could impact their ability to get into college and their eventual employability.


Students who attend the Academy will be of great interest to, and recruited by, partnering colleges. The program targets individuals who are entering freshman, sophomore, or junior year in September, 2014. Events are strictly limited to 50 students.


The Academies at Drew University, Montclair State University, New Jersey City University, The College of New Jersey, and The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey are open-enrollment. The Kessler Foundation Academy at CPNJ's Horizon High School is for students with mobility disabilities only.
Dollar for Dollar tuition credit
a program of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Foundation