High School Programs

Students are placed into ACT Prep classes, which have shown to improve scores by an average of 2.5 points. The higher the ACT score, the more financial aid they will receive from the college. As a result, CBO scholars not only get into the best colleges but they also graduate with less debt.

CBO works with each student to identify the colleges that will be the best fit for them academically and emotionally, and often takes them on college visits so they can see the options that are available to them. CBO then works with each student on the college applications and financial aid application to make sure everything is filled out correctly. CBO will help students identify additional scholarship opportunities and guide them in the financing decisions to fund their college education.

Once each scholar graduates from high school, they receive a brand new laptop to take to college. Having a laptop is an essential tool for college students to effectively do their studies and achieve at a high academic standard.

CBO is proud to partner with the following high schools for our programs:

Buffalo Grove High School                                       Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep                              Deerfield High School     Buffallo_Grove_Bison_LOGO                            cristo-rey-st-martin-college-prep-logo                     200px-DHS_Warrior_Logo.svg


Highland Park High School                                          Lake Forest High School

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