The College Access Collaborative will work closely with teachers and counselors from across the Commonwealth of Virginia within the schools where we have formed relationships. Some of the support services for this group includes:
- College application and financial aid awareness
- Custom professional development with follow-up mentoring
- SAT/ACT test preparation training
- Innovative pedagogical practices
- Annual conference
Sheila Carter-Tod, associate professor and director of composition for the Department of English at Virginia Tech and faculty advisor for the College Access Collaborative, is leading professional development efforts to help teachers align their curricula so students are better prepared for expectations in college.