For the 2019-2020 school year, the Detroit College Challenge runs from October 28th to April 3rd. High schools will earn $1 for every point on the leaderboard, up to 1,000 points or $1,000. Also, the top school who has the highest FAFSA increase rate from the previous year will earn an additional $1,000 grant. Schools earn points by students completing The Detroit College Challenge Badge , FAFSA completion, and staying engaged on the Detroit Portal. The rewards store gives away gift cards and prizes to counselors & students.
We partnered with Get Schooled to launch a one stop digital platform for students in Detroit with the most up to date resources students need to pursue a post-secondary education. The college readiness tool is administered through Get Schooled Detroit, because of their interactive platform.
Get Schooled, in partnership with DCAN and funded by General Motors, have teamed up to deliver a range of support including text hotline to get help with college essays and ask questions about applications, digital content and school-wide programming to create a social college-going culture online. Get Schooled engages students to learn about college while earning prizes for their level of activity.
Get Schooled was founded in 2010 through a partnership with Viacom and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In launching, they’ve posted more than 10 million visits and have built a community of approximately a million young people attending up to 11,000 middle schools, high schools and colleges throughout the United States.
The 2018-2019 engagement in Detroit was the following:
Over 12,400 students registered on the Get Schooled Detroit platform
4275 badges were completed. Badges are a tool that the platform uses to share content pertaining to a specific topic that students might be interested in
62,000 text exchanges between students and the platforms text line. This text line allows students to ask questions pertaining to: preparing, paying, applying, and succeeding in college.
Detroit College Challenge
In 2019-20, 24 high schools have signed up:
Ben Carson High School
Cass Technical High School
Cesar Chavez High School
Cody High School
Communication and Media Arts
Cornerstone Health+ Technology
Davis Aerospace High School
Detroit School of Arts
Frontier International Academy
Golightly Career and Technical Center
Hazel Park High School
Henry Ford High School
Hope of Detroit Academy
Jalen Rose Leadership Academy
John J Pershing High School
Martin Luther King Jr/Sr High School
Mumford High School
Osborn High School
Renaissance High School
Romulus High School
Summit Academy North
University Prep Art & Design
Voyageur College Preparatory
Western International High School