Dorson Scholars Program


The Dorson Scholars Program is a tuition-free, four year, college prep program that offers more structured and impactful support to our students. Beginning in the ninth grade, Dorson Scholars engage in year-round programming that provides college readiness skill-building, career exploration and professional development, SAT exam preparation, and college advising to prepare them for college and career success.


The program is segmented by grade level and different courses that are tailored to ensure students are equipped for success in high school, college and beyond.

9th and 10th Grade 

College Readiness Course

Career Development Course

11th and 12th Grade

SAT Prep Course

College Advising Course










At the conclusion of their four years with the Dorson Scholars Program, students will have developed a sense of personal, college and career awareness while possessing the tools and self-confidence to succeed in college and beyond.

​  Throughout all four years of high school, Dorson Scholars also engage in:


  Seasonal community service projects: Feed the Homeless & Toys for Tots 

  STEM Workshop

 Transformative summer experiences

College Immersion Program through a partnership with Cornell University Summer College Program or the W.E.B. Du Bois Scholars Institute at Princeton University


Travel Abroad Program through a partnership with the Student Diplomacy Corps

Recruitment for the Dorson Scholars Program has been postponed to Spring 2021. 

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280 S. Harrison Street, Suite 300, East Orange, NJ 07018

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