Punahou School announced today that the Clarence T.C. Ching PUEO Program at Punahou School has received a CollegeKeys Compact Innovation Award from the College Board. The award program, launched this year, recognizes "innovative, effective best practices that help low-income students get ready, get in and get through college," according to the organization’s Web site.
The Clarence T.C. Ching PUEO Program at Punahou School was launched in 2005 in partnership with the Hawai’i State Department of Education. The program is designed to support students from participating public schools in developing the skills and confidence that will enable them to excel in school, attain their college aspirations and contribute to Hawai’i’s future. It is one of the largest, most comprehensive programs of its kind in the nation, currently serving 240 students from 55 public middle and high schools on O’ahu. By summer 2011, the program will reach its full complement of 280 students.