TRiO Programs

What is TRiO?

TRiO is an early college intervention program that targets high school students that show interest in the fields of Math and Science.  The program is funded by the Department of Education and hosted by West Hills College Lemoore.  Our main objective is to promote academic achievement and higher learning by offering an array of support services that will foster educational success.

The TRiO Program includes a summer program that includes a residential component.  During the summer, participants are encouraged to take part in a six week educational series that concentrates on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).  Students will have the opportunity to learn about STEM related fields and get the experience of living on campus. 


What does TRiO offer?

The program is designed to motivate students and to prepare them for post-secondary success.  In order to meet the primary objectives, TRiO offers the following services to its participants:


Academic Tutoring Leadership Development
Career Counseling Community Service
Placement Testing ACT / SAT Preparation 
Science Research College Credit
College Tours College Preparation 
Recreational Activities Incentive Stipend      
Cultural Enrichment Residential Living


What are the costs?

All academic and student development services are provided to qualifying students at no cost.  Room and board expenses during outings are covered by the program.  In addition, students who fulfill their responsibilities are eligible to earn a quarterly stipend during the academic year and/or a summer stipend during the summer program.

What are the responsibilities of the student?

Participants are required to be involved in all activities organized by program staff.  During the academic year, students are required to attend weekly after school tutorials.  Every month, students are required to participate in a weekend event that focuses on academia.  All participants must meet a passing grade in their academic schedule.  Students are also required to participate in our summer program component. 

Who is eligible to apply?

Any student who has completed the 8th grade, but has not entered 12th grade who is attending the following target high schools:  Avenal High, Corcoran High, Hanford West High, Lemoore High, Laton High and Riverdale High.  The student’s parent(s)/guardian(s) must meet federal low-income guidelines or prove that neither has completed a four year college diploma.  Student must also be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien.  Most importantly, student must demonstrate an interest in math or science to be considered for admittance into the program.

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