High School and Middle School Programs


At Vaughn College, we offer a number of programs designed for high school sophomores and juniors, as well as middle-school students, who think they may want to come here, where the “thinkers” are.

Aviation Outreach Program (AOP)

This program aims to increase the number of prepared students who enter college and improve participation and performance, specifically in mathematics, science and technology. Community involvement, networking and outreach are a vital part of the program.

The Bridge Program

Vaughn College, in affiliation with Aviation High School, offers advanced placement courses in science and mathematics which students to earn college credits. The program includes extensive student counseling and support for the transition from high school to college. Each semester, the College offers courses in partnership with the New York City Department of Education. Courses are offered on location in select New York City high schools as well as at Vaughn.

Middle-School Mentoring Program

Vaughn College students, in partnership with PS 127 and MS 391, tutor middle-school students to enhance their interest in mathematics and science.

Summer Institute

This four-week program introduces eligible middle-school and high school students to the world of aviation and college life.

Upward Bound Program

Upward Bound is a federal TRIO program funded by the US Department of Education, which is distributed to institutions through competitive grants. TRIO programs help students overcome social and cultural barriers to higher education. Upward Bound serves disadvantaged, first-generation and low-income high school students and is designed to motivate high school students and help them gain important skills necessary for success beyond high school. This program encourages and addresses the needs required to successfully complete high school and post-secondary education. Upward Bound is the type of program that will provide academic, social and cultural experiences during the high school years, which will greatly increase the probability of students enrolling in college and graduating from college.