Our mission is to offer our students the opportunity: to learn in an excellent educational program that will affirm and nurture their academic talent; to participate in the arts, community service, athletic and other extra-curricular activities; and to develop confidence and independence as they prepare not only for college, but also for a future as active, effective contributors to society; Additionally, our mission is to offer the community dedicated minority students who, because of their desire to learn and participate in a strong and successful secondary education environment, will bring their talent, energy and diversity to New Canaan High School and to our community as a whole.
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A Better Chance (ABC) of New Canaan
A Better Chance Inc. is the oldest, largest and only national program providing academically talented minority children with access to some of our nation’s finest college preparatory schools, both private and public. More than 300 independent secondary boarding and day schools across the United States comprise the Member Schools Program. A Better Chance of New Canaan is among 25 Community School Program houses across the country. Each year, New Canaan selects promising scholars from the tri-state area to attend New Canaan High School. Students enter the four-year A Better Chance program as high school freshman. During the academic year, the students live in a house owned and maintained by A Better Chance, Inc. of New Canaan. The house accommodates up to eight male students, resident directors and family, and two resident tutors.
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