Liberty Partnerships Program
The Onondaga Community College Liberty Partnerships Program (LPP) provides comprehensive support services to 200 at-risk students at Corcoran, Fowler, Henninger and Nottingham High Schools in the Syracuse City School District.
Students in the Onondaga Community College Liberty Partnerships Program enroll in grades 9-12 with a commitment to maintaining enrollment in the Program through graduation and the first year of post-secondary education or career. Throughout their tenure in LPP, students benefit from comprehensive academic support services and special programming to ensure a successful transition from high school to post-secondary education or a meaningful career. Graduating LPP students are also able to earn scholarships from selected LPP-sponsoring colleges and universities.
Workforce preparation programming, which is overseen by trained staff, includes year-round grade and age appropriate activities to prepare students to make positive, informed career decisions; resume development, and interviewing workshops; career site visits; guest speakers; and job shadowing and internships at the eleventh and twelfth grade levels.
Academic support services provided:
- Tutoring in basic skills as needed
- Homework assistance
- SAT examination preparation and review
- Study skills
- Academic support workshops
- Placement/Diagnostic testing
- Individual Learning Plans
Onondaga Community College LPP activities:
- Guest speakers both at the high schools and on campus
- Workforce preparation and academic enrichment activities
- Transition strategy workshops as students prepare for college or careers
College and career readiness:
- Career-awareness strategies
- College field trips
- SAT/ACT preparation
- College credit courses