College Readiness Programs - Indian River State College
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College Readiness Programs

TRIO Programs

Through engagement with college-readiness programs at Indian River State College, students in grades six through 12 gain skills, confidence and experiences that prepare them for a path to personal, educational and career achievement.

TRIO college-readiness programs at Indian River State College are designed to help low-income individuals, first-generation college students and individuals with disabilities continue their education and achieve academic success. These federally funded programs are free-of-charge to eligible students in grades six through 12.

Indian River State College gives equal consideration to all applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, pregnancy, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, genetic information or any other factor protected under applicable federal, state and local government laws, rules and regulations.

TRIO Programs for Middle- and High-School Students

College Reach-Out Program (CROP)

The College Reach-Out Program at Indian River State College is designed to identify and encourage economically and educationally disadvantaged students and to prepare them for post-secondary education and career options. Participants can expect academic skills enrichment; intense academic instruction in English, mathematics, science, computer technology, critical thinking and problem-solving; college survival skills development; sessions on preparing for and attending college; career exploration; exposure to college life; study skills development; communications and time-management skills development; test-taking strategies; exposure to role models; coaching and confidence-building; motivational seminars; field trips; and cultural enrichment.

Additional Services

  • Saturday Master Student Initiative for students in grades six through 12
  • Tutorial Assistance & Mentorship Program: tutoring and mentoring for students in grades six through 12
  • Summer Enrichment Program: a four-week academic experience for students in grades six through eight
  • Rise Summer Academy: a four-week academic experience for students in grades nine through 12
  • Summer In-Residence program: provides students with a real college life experience at Indian River State College and/or Florida International University 
  • Bi-annual course assessment: course review and consultation with students and their parents
  • College and university exploration: ongoing reinforcement via tours to colleges and universities
  • Master Parent program: activities and programs that assist parents in becoming actively involved in their child’s education
  • SAT®/ACT® instruction


Students attending school in the Indian River State College service district, meeting the requirements below, are eligible. Fifty (50) students who reside in the Indian River State College service district will be selected to participate in the CROP project. Applicants must:

  • Be a resident of St. Lucie County, and
  • Have a desire to attend college, and
  • Be a student in grades six to 12, and
  • Be recommended by teachers and guidance counselors, and
  • Complete a program application and attend an interview.

Contact CROP

For more information, contact CROP at 772-462-7884 or

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