Principal’s Scholars Program

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Promoting college preparatory pathways and global competitiveness through educational excellence

Celebrating four decades operating at the helm of pre-collegiate education, the Principal’s Scholars Program (PSP) is a statewide mathematics and science initiative that works with parents and teachers to prepare disadvantaged students for college preparatory pathways and the global world. PSP focuses on the development of critical thinking, computational literacy, and higher-order thinking skills as a systematic educational reform strategy.

PSP Highlights

  • PSP is a statewide University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign initiative. It’s one of the largest single-institution pre-college programs in the United States.
  • PSP has provided college readiness resources to more than 80,000 disadvantaged elementary, middle, and high school students and their parents and teachers since its inception.
  • The PSP college enrollment rate is over 90%.
  • PSP is a winner of the Anderson Medal for successful collegiate and business partnerships.

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