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GO College Program

  • GO College Program

    GO College

    For 12 years, GO College has  partnered with the Erie School District by housing professional advisors and Gannon tutors all day, every day  at Erie High School, Collegiate Academy and Strong Vincent Middle School serving over 500 students yearly. The results:

    • Over a 99%+ high school graduation rate yearly.
    • 98% College Enrollment/1% military/1% Gap Year

    Our goal is to ensure that students grow in academic success in middle & high school, have access to college & career options, and  leave  high school with a plan for college, technical school, or  the military.

    Watch this short video to see what GO College is truly about:

      Benefits of the Program

      • College & Career exposure including multiple visits to local, regional tri-state area colleges as well as career focused field experiences
      • Free  dual enrollment classes  & textbooks at Gannon  (173 classes during the 2018-19 academic year)
      • Tutoring  & mentoring during and after school
      • College & Scholarship  searching & FAFSA completion
      • Free Waivers for college applications, SAT/ACT Tests
      • Summer Programming for rising freshman & seniors
      • Skill Building workshops for academic, social, and personal growth
      • Community Outreach: FAFSA Week, EHS College Fair, GIVE Day
      • Individualized academic counseling/mentoring/tutoring
      • Community Service Opportunities for GO College students (mentoring, serving)


      “Truthfully, I would not be where I am today without GO College. After joining, I got excited for school and began working on myself to prepare for college, dedicating my time to plan for the most important years of my life.”

      -Kendra Altadonna, 2022 EHS Graduate

      "Thank God for GO College.  Without you guys, a lot of kids would fall through the cracks and never go to college. Your tutoring has saved at least 20 kids from failing this quarter. It's fantastic."

      -EHS Guidance Counselor

      “Go College is one of the best programs that the Erie School District has!! This program gives students a chance and an opportunity to go to different colleges and meet great people. My oldest daughter went through Go College in 10th, 11th and 12th grade. I feel my daughter is blessed to be able to be apart of such a great opportunity.”

      -Parent of Go College Student

      For more information on the GO College program, contact Barbara Priestap, M.Ed., GO College Director, at