Confluence to College
Confluence Academies is committed to providing educational experiences and skills necessary to help equip graduates to become leaders in a changing society.
The Confluence to College Program was created to help prepare students and create a path for success to college. Confluence Academies has a curriculum structured to provide and improve student performance as they navigate high school and prepare to enter college. Some of their programs include the "Grow your Own" Teacher Program, Project Lead the Way Program, and their most newly added Esports Program. We are committed to navigating the path and journey for our students to college.
Grow Your Own: Teacher Program
This is program is a partnership with Harris Stowe State University where selected students from Confluence Preparatory Academy are enrolled in the College of Education at HSSU. This opportunity allows CPA students to earn up to 9 college credits while also attending CPA as high school students. This last year, we had a total of 11 CPA students consisting of 2 seniors and 8 Juniors participate in this program. We hope this creates an opportunity for more diverse educators to the St. Louis region and encourage those who are interested in pursuing a college undergraduate degree in education.
Project Lead the Way: Biomedical Science Program
In this program, students from Confluence Preparatory Academy explore concepts of biology and medicine and work with the same equipment and tools used by lab professionals. Over the course, students are challenged with various tasks and scenarios for proposing the best treatment and ways to stabilize a patient, and also collaborate with their colleagues to design solutions to global medical problems. This opportunity will help our students develop real-world learning and hands-on experience for those interested in engineering, biomechanics, aeronautics, biomedical sciences, and other applied math and science areas.
This year, Confluence Preparatory Academy launched the first high school Esports Program in the region. Esports (also known as electronic sports) is an organized form of competitive video gaming, where players face off against each other and/or other teams. Like other sports, gaming can be a platform to develop problem-solving, critical communication, and teamwork, all of which are skills necessary to succeed in school, work, and relationships. CPA will feature Fall and spring seasons, competing in game titles such as Overwatch, League of Legends, and Rocket League. CPA also is working to identify scholarships for athletes who are interested in pursuing a college undergraduate degree in game studies, computer science, STEM careers, and even encourage players to develop their own games.