- College Access Program
- Orange County-College Access Network
- Field Trips
College Access Program (CAP)
The purpose of this program is to get young people to understand that it is not too early to start thinking about college and the benefits of a college education. Workshops and presentations are offered on a variety of college-related topics for members and their families, as well as various families and students throughout Southern California.
The workshops are designed to help students finish high school prepared for postsecondary education and with a clear idea on how to best approach the application process for postsecondary institutions and financial aid. We also engage parents, and the program is intended to inform them regarding the process their students are going through during middle and high school and how to be advocates for their students' educational success. The College Access Program motivates students and their families to pursue higher education and also inform them of the importance and affordability of it.
Programs are held at the TWLC and on school and college campuses, based on individual and site needs. The presentations are tailored to fit the needs of the audience to allow students and their families to gather the necessary information and tools to navigate the road to college.
Summer Scholarship Program
One of the benefits for TWLC members participating in the after-school program (CEP/CPP) is the opportunity to take advantage of the numerous scholarships we have available to participate in summer programming throughout the United States. This program is open to students that are TWLC members and have participated in at least one course in the after-school session. Sometime in mid-March, a presentation is scheduled to present all of the summer opportunities available for that particular year. The date of the presentation is posted on our Events Calendar.
The TWLC has a relationship with The Princeton Review company in Orange County. Through this collaboration, SAT preparation courses are offered twice a year in the winter and spring months and then again in the month of August. It is open only to 11th-grade students and some 10th-grade students that have completed Algebra II. Students who are TWLC members will be given first priority to participate in this course, specially priced at $399. All other students will be enrolled as space permits. Only TWLC members are eligible to apply for financial assistance. The scholarship applications are available at the Learning Center.
Orange County-College Access Network (OC-CAN)
The Tiger Woods Learning Center (TWLC) received a two-year grant from the Draper Family Foundation to fund a pilot program, Orange County-College Access Network (OC-CAN). This program focuses on 11th-grade students in the Anaheim Union High School District (AUHSD). It is open to students who have demonstrated: outstanding academic achievement in their GPA and courseload, significant financial need and intent to attend a competitive four-year university anywhere in the United States. The students are nominated by their high school counselor or teachers for application into the program. The program is unique in that support is provided not only during students' junior and senior years, but throughout their four years of college life.
The emphasis of the OC-CAN program is to open students up to the option of attending small, private liberal-arts colleges. Private liberal-arts colleges are not as well known to students in California as they are on the East Coast, but they are among the nation's best educational institutions. Throughout the process, OC-CAN participants and their parents will be educated about these unique college opportunities and the significant advantages the universities offer in terms of a quality educational experience and excellent financial-aid packages.
The TWLC OC-CAN program has been designed to accomplish the following:
- Develop skills needed for success in high school and college life.
- Help students leverage resources to attain their chosen degree.
- Increase the rate of students attending private colleges and universities.
The TWLC field-trip experience is open to students in the 7th through 12th grade and their classroom teacher(s). We require a minimum of 60 students to reserve a date, and schools can be mixed to ensure participation. A maximum of 120 students per fieldtrip can be accommodated. We offer hands-on classes in universal science, graphic design, robotics, golf, nutrition and fitness, engineering, forensic science and rocketry to name a few. The field-trip timeframe is arrival at 9:00 a.m. with departure at 12:00 p.m.
It is a three-hour experience that includes a presentation on the Tiger Woods Learning Center and membership benefits and a College Access Program workshop usually focused on preparing for college and financial aid -- this topic can vary depending on the needs of the school -- tour of the center and then their hands-on classroom experience. The Tiger Woods Learning Center does not pay for or provide transportation. The school is responsible for its own transportation, but the field-trip experience is provided at no cost. As an alternative, we can also provide hands-on classroom activity presentations at your school site. These experiences are available on only certain dates throughout the year, so please contact the Outreach Department for further information.