College Reach-Out ProgramThe College Reach-Out Program (CROP) motivates and prepares Pinellas County middle and high school students to succeed in college. CROP students face academic and economic challenges and would be unlikely to apply to college without special support.

CROP services and benefits

CROP students receive:

  • An assessment of their academic needs
  • Workshops on study skills and test-taking strategies
  • Instruction in math, reading comprehension and technology
  • Academic and career counseling
  • Training in cultural diversity and opportunities to attend cultural activities
  • Referrals to appropriate school services for enhancing academic skills

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Do I qualify for the CROP program?

Students need:

  • A Pinellas County Schools identification number
  • To be enrolled in grades 6 to 12
  • Ability to abide by the schedules and rules of the program
  • To meet at least one of the income guidelines below
  • To meet at least one of the academic guidelines below
Income guidelines

Students must meet at least one of the guidelines below:

  • Family's taxable income didn't exceed 185 percent of poverty level
  • Family received temporary cash assistance under WAGES (Work and Gain Economic Self-Sufficiency)
  • Eligible for free/reduced lunch program
  • Family received public assistance
Academic guidelines

Students must meet at least one of the guidelines below:

  • First generation to attend college
  • GPA of 2.50 or below in the preceding school year
  • No Level II or III math or science courses in grades 9 to 11
  • Below average FCAT reading or math scores
  • Suspended, expelled or not promoted to next grade level
  • Absent more than 25 days during preceding school year
  • Participated in a dropout prevention program
  • Florida Writing Assessment Program score below state average
  • Math or reading comprehensive score in the lower two quartiles for the most recent norm-referenced achievement test