Friday, November 15, 2019
The University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Precollege Enrichment Opportunity Program for Learning Excellence, known as PEOPLE, is gearing up to accept applications for fall 2020. MPS eighth-grade students should apply in early 2020 to take part in this program through all four years of high school. Attend a family information night to learn more! Sessions are scheduled at Rufus King Middle School from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on two dates:
- November 21, 2019
- February 12, 2020
Additionally, an Application Help Night is scheduled for February 28, 2020, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
PEOPLE started 20 years ago with 66 high school students from Milwaukee. It has graduated 526 students, of which 253 attended Milwaukee Public Schools. The PEOPLE journey prepares first-generation and low-income students to be ready for college, apply for admission, and enroll at UW System institutions, with an emphasis on UW–Madison.
Upon enrollment in this program, which is available in 17 MPS high schools, each student is assigned a precollege advisor and receives support through all four years of high school. Students also get help for the college application process. Those who are accepted at UW–Madison may be eligible for a four-year tuition scholarship and support services from the PEOPLE College Scholars Program.
To find out more, visit the PEOPLE website, watch a short video, or download an event flyer or information flyer.
The PEOPLE application will be open January 28 through March 6, 2020. Questions can be emailed to email@example.com.
Rufus King International Middle School is located at 121 E. Hadley St. in Milwaukee. Enter on Palmer Street.