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College Reach-Out Program

CROP logoThe College Reach-Out Program (CROP) is a state-sponsored educational program established by the legislature to increase the number of low income educationally disadvantaged students in grades 6-12 who, upon high school graduation are admitted and successfully complete postsecondary education.

The CROP at PHSC serves students in both Hernando and Pasco counties.

Qualifications for enrollment
Young male student with book smilingThe program targets first generation college students who have the desire to attend a post-secondary institution upon graduation from high school. Students must qualify economically and academically. Students must meet a minimum of one criterion, preferably two, under both guidelines. All guidelines refer to the year immediately prior to the student’s initial year of participation in CROP.

Academic guidelines

  • First time in college student
  • Low FCAT scores
  • Low Florida Writes scores
  • Low grade point average (GPA)
  • and others

Economic guidelines

  • Received reduced or free lunch
  • Low-income
  • Participates in WAGES
  • Received public assistance

Activities
CROP students participate in Super Saturday, tutoring, college residential visit, Summer Academy, annual college retreat and tour and field trips.

Cost and application
The College Reach-Out Program is a free program, all you have to do is complete an application [PDF] and meet the qualifications listed above.