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File #: 19-8042   
Type: Staff Briefing - Without Ordinance
In control: City Council B Session
On agenda: 11/6/2019
Posting Language: Presentation by Alamo Colleges on the AlamoPROMISE program and a briefing by City staff on the funding request made to the City of San Antonio. [Lori Houston, Assistant City Manager; Mike Flores, Chancellor, Alamo Colleges]
Attachments: 1. Staff Presentation
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DEPARTMENT: City Manager's Office


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Lori Houston, Assistant City Manager


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: City Wide


SUBJECT:

Briefing on AlamoPROMISE program and funding request


SUMMARY:

Presentation by Alamo Colleges on the AlamoPROMISE program and a briefing by City staff on the funding request made to the City of San Antonio.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

In July of 2019, Alamo Colleges District board voted to launch the first phase of the AlamoPROMISE program that will provide new graduates of Bexar County high schools free tuition at its five Alamo Colleges: Northeast Lakeview College, Northwest Vista College, Palo Alto College, San Antonio College, and St. Philips College.

AlamoPromise ensures that tuition and mandatory fees at the Alamo Colleges are covered for students who graduate from participating high schools. As a last-dollar funding, AlamoPROMISE covers the gap between financial aid and the cost of tuition for up to three years. To become an AlamoPROMISE Scholar, you must be a senior graduating from one of the 25 participating high schools with a high school diploma in 2020 and a Bexar County resident eligible for in-district tuition. Phase 1 High Schools include:

Brackenridge
Highlands
Lanier
Sam Houston
Burbank
Holmes
Lee
Somerset
East Central
Jefferson
Legacy
South San
Edison
John F Kennedy
McCollum
Southside
Fox Tech
John Jay
Memorial
Southwest
Harlandale
Judson
Roosevelt
Wagner
Young Women's Leadership Academy




By the fall of 2021, the AlamoPROMISE program will be available to all students graduating with a diploma from an additional 20 participating high schools. Phase 2 schools include:

Alamo Heights
Harlan
Marshall
Stevens
Brandeis
Health Careers
O'Connor
Stacey
Brennan
Johnson
Randolph
Taft
Churchill
Macarthur
Reagan
Warren
Clark
Madison
Robert G Cole
International School of Americas

The proposed funding plan for AlamoPromise includes private, federal, and local participation to include annual contributions fr...

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