Heights Graduation Celebration Honored 500+ Students 

All you need to succeed in, and graduate from, college


Receive 1:1 advising, financial support, and the tools necessary for college admission and success.

Direct student services

Take part in a thriving program that includes a guided summer transition into college, 1:1 and group advising, academic support, events, and connections to career opportunities. Students may receive stipends for indirect costs and apply for summer grants and internal scholarships.

  • Spring and summer of 12th grade: college seminar, summer institute, welcome meeting, and advisor consultation
  • First year of college: Biweekly check-ins, on-campus visits, and winter and summer consultations
  • Second year to graduation from college: Monthly check-ins, winter and spring consultations, and on-campus visits
  • Post-graduation: Exit consultation and connections to alumni programs

Tap into college support well beyond acceptance and enrollment. Our college success advisors provide ongoing guidance and helpful connections for navigating class registration, financial aid, residential life, relationships with professors, and other adjustments to campus culture. This support continues into post-graduation planning for careers or further education.

Students participate in biannual meetings to review progress toward academic and personal goals, troubleshoot financial barriers, and monitor school debt.

  • 1:1 advising: Students who attend colleges without cohort support — and those facing academic probation or other challenges — primarily work one-on-one with our advisors.
  • Cohort model: Students who attend schools with large Heights student populations receive group advising from our staff. Participants connect with on-campus staff as well as student peer coaches.

System Change Approach

Our team consults directly with institutions to spur student success, improving environments and pedagogies to create more socially and culturally relevant spaces. Learn more about our 13 college partnerships here.  

Summer programs

Tap into rigorous summer study collaborations with partner colleges. Students explore a variety of topics including writing, environmental science, and career exploration.

Our college and university partners

College success by the numbers


Heights collegians


distinct institutions attended


of collegians studying in the tri-state area

See more of our program pipeline

Middle school

Enter a clearer pathway to high school selection with summer and weekend programs, tutoring, and advising.

High school

Receive college and career preparation embedded in Philadelphia high schools, including enrichment, summer programs, and 1:1 advising.


Launch a life-sustaining career with a solid path to employment in a variety of industries, plus internships, mentoring, and other job opportunities.

Let’s bring a brighter future to life

Join Heights and see how far Philadelphia students can go.