The mission of Advancing Academics is to improve the economic opportunities for low-income, high-achieving high school students by enabling them to successfully pursue higher education.


"Advancing Academics's staff went above and beyond to meet with me over and over until I was able to choose the school that was best for me. They even took me on college visits to help me make an informed decision."

-Alicia Bey,

College Graduate


"While Matt already had planned on going to college, Advancing Academics was helpful in advising him to create college experiences that would make him more well rounded and marketable...The advice from Advancing Academics was well taken and we appreciated all the support we received."




"I have a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment that I have been looking forward to for four years. My mom and brother are very happy for me, but always knew I would make it."

-Nikki Polliard,

College Graduate

Advancing Academics is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, charitable organization. A copy of the official registration and financial information of Advancing Academics can be obtained from the PA Department of State by calling 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.