For all Black and Latino 9th graders.Open admissions: no GPA requirement for freshmen. You need only complete the application, get parent/guardian and counselor signatures, and do it on time.
Application (pdf)Recommendation Form (pdf)
CHALLENGE • SUPPORT • CELEBRATE
The mission of the Dover Legacy Scholars Program, a partnership between Newton North High School and the Myrtle Baptist Church of Newton, is to enhance and expand the academic experience and achievement of children of African descent. We seek to challenge our young people to achieve greater heights of intellectual growth, personal development, and community service through participating in a program which will forge a strong bond among themselves as young, gifted Black people and also between themselves and the living legacy of African-American struggle present in the Newton community.
Our scholars will be challenged to maintain good grades and to take higher and higher level courses, while participating in a variety of service opportunities, historical seminars, and extracurricular activities. They will each have a faculty advisor who will work with them directly, working to connect the students to one another, to mentors of color, and to the significant resources here at North, already available to all. Interested 9th graders will immediately be mentored and included in all programs, invited to formally apply as they complete their first year.
Academic Excellence and Growth
Plan for Growth
Quarterly Scholars Seminars in Black History (in-school)
Participation in Extracurricular Activities
Course Requirement: “Leadership in a Diverse Society”
Participation in Shadow/Internship program in career area of interest
One term probationary status if
Co-Directors in School to oversee programming and support
Legacy Scholars Academic Advisor for each Scholar
Mentors of Color
After School Support
Summer program planning Inclusion/Mentorship/Academic Support for ALL 9th graders self-identifying as potential Scholars
Local Black history and achievement
Monthly gatherings and outings
End of year celebration and recognitions
Scholarships upon graduation