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The College Prep Center
at Franklin Campus

The College Prep Center on the Franklin High School Campus is a partnership of the University of Rochester's David T. Kearns Center for Leadership and Diversity in Arts, Sciences and Engineering and Office of Enrollment, Franklin High School, and the Farash Foundation.

The College Prep Center works to empower all students at Franklin High to realize their academic and career potentials through preparation for successful college enrollment. All students at Franklin will see themselves as potential college students, and have access to accurate and relevant information about the process of preparing for and successfully enrolling in college with appropriate financial aid and scholarship assistance.

CPC Students


The Center creates interactive programming to reach out to all students at Franklin High School. Programming takes place within the school and in the community. Partnerships with community members, local colleges, and business leaders allow for college and career immersion experiences. If you are interested in partnering with the College Prep Center for field trips or campus-wide events, please contact Audrey Burns. The individual and group services we provide are as follows:

Individual Services

  • Academic Advising
  • Tutoring/Homework Help
  • SAT Registration
  • Career Exploration
  • College Search
  • College Application Assistance
  • Regents Prep

Group Services

  • College Admissions Visits
  • Area College Field Trips
  • College Fairs
  • Classroom Workshops
  • Parent Engagement Workshops
  • Career Fairs
  • SAT Prep Course


CPC Posters


The College Prep Center collaborates with teachers from all departments to provide resources and information to groups of students about the college-going process. Students in all grades benefit from these workshops because they learn how to critically examine their current academic standing as it relates to planning for a future career. Advisors tailor each workshop topic to the individual needs of the students and teachers we work with. If you’d like to partner with the College Prep Center for a workshop listed below, please contact Audrey Burns.

K-6 Workshops

  • College readiness for the elementary level

Academic Skills

  • Goal Setting
  • Building Support Systems
  • General Study Skills
  • The High School Experience

College Prep Skills

  • Collegeboard Tutorial
  • What Goes into a College Application?
  • Culture on the College Campus Series (choosing a roomate, study abroad, becoming involved)
  • Beginning the Personal Statement

Career Readiness

  • Using Technology for Career Research
  • Choosing a Major
  • Career Interest Inventory
  • Financial Literacy


The College Prep Center


Franklin High School
Room 255


All Franklin High School students, staff, and their parents/guardians


During lunch periods, after school, anytime with a pass


To discover and prepare for any and everything related to your future (college & career)


Contact The CPC

Audrey Burns, Coordinator
Franklin High School
Room 255
585-262-8101 X2550 (School)
585-729-8386 (Cell)

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