CATCH THE NEXT, INC. is a college readiness and completion organization empowering students catch their college and career dreams. CTN’s Ascender Program focuses on creating a culture of evidence and engagement leading to college completion. CTN was established in 2009 to improve the educational outcomes of Latino and underserved student populations throughout the state.
The name Ascender comes from the acronym ASCEND: Achieving, Student, Confidence, Encouraging New Dreams (a name selected by ACC students). This program combines accelerated instruction in English and Math, academic counseling, writing assistance and mentoring by members of the community. Participating students will first earn an Associate degree, then transfer to a four-year university and continue on the path to completing a Bachelor degree.
Students belong to a cohort, they develop friendships and a sense of community through culturally enriching activities, college tours, motivational sessions from national speakers and community leaders who can help them build valuable professional networks.
You receive academic support throughout your college career until you earn an associate degree and transfer to a four-year university.
In the first semester you are part of cohort and take the following classes:
In your second semester you continue in the cohort taking,
All Degrees and Majors/Area of Study (AOS)
For STEM and Non-STEM students
TSI scores of:
*Consult with your advisor for TSI Math scores
Writing: 347 with an essay score of 3 or higher
*Note: A student may be TSI complete in all areas, but agree that additional educational support provided by the Ascender program would be helpful to his/her future.