Our Mission


The mission of the Nicholas Academic Centers is to provide support to underserved high school students to improve their academic performance, achieve their full scholarly and social potential, promote their admission to colleges and universities, retention, and graduation, and to impart the skills and knowledge necessary for them to live successful and productive lives. To fulfill its mission, the NAC implements a myriad of strategies: tutoring services that address the needs of the high school student population, academic support and advisement throughout students’ high school years, counseling to resolve independent, familial, and community issues and conflicts, and assistance with the higher education process, i.e. standardized tests, applications, financial aid, selection, enrollment, and attendance.