Educational Institutions

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  • St. Louis, MO
  • www.accessacademies.org

Mission Statement

Founded in 2005, ACCESS Academies transforms the challenging middle school years into a launching pad for high school success for socially/economically disadvantaged students in faith-based schools in St. Louis. Using the proven NativityMiguel model of education, 98% of ACCESS graduates are accepted into college-prep high schools. After leaving middle school, the ACCESS Graduate Support Program provides assistance to graduates through their high school years. As a result, 99% of ACCESS students graduate from high school on-time and 94% are admitted to college or other post-secondary institution.

Main Programs

  1. ACCESS Academies
  2. Most Holy Trinity School & Academy, St. Cecilia School & Academy, St. Louis the King School at the Cathedral, and graduates at 20+ private, college-prep high schools in St. Louis
Service Areas

Self-reported

Missouri

Presently, ACCESS Academies serves Academy students enrolled at our three Archdiocesan partner schools:
--Most Holy Trinity School & Academy at 1435 Mallinckrodt St. (North St. Louis)
--St. Cecilia School & Academy at 906 Eichelberger (South St. Louis)
--St. Louis the King School at the Cathedral at 4430 Maryland Ave. (Central West End)
Academy Graduates receive support through our Graduate Support Program at the following private, college-prep high schools:
Bishop DuBourg High School
Cardinal Ritter College Prep
Chaminade College Prep
Christian Brothers College High School
Clyde C. Miller Career Academy
Cor Jesu Academy
DeSmet Jesuit High School
Gateway Institute of Technology
Incarnate Word Academy
Lutheran High School North
Lutheran High School South
Metro Academic and Classical High School
Nerinx Hall
Notre Dame High School
Rosati-Kain High School
St. Elizabeth Academy
St. John Vianney High School
St. Joseph's Academy
St. Louis University High
St. Mary's High School
Trinity High School
Ursuline Academy
Villa Duchesne High School

ruling year

2006

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Mrs. Betsy Liberatore

Keywords

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NativityMiguel, diocesan, private, Catholic

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EIN

20-3443231

 Number

8302173779

Also Known As

ACCESS Academies

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

ACCESS Academies

THE ORGANIZATION ASSIST THREE SCHOOOLS WITH THEIR FINANCIAL, TECHNICAL AND PROGRAMMING NEEDS.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$900,000.00

Program 2

Most Holy Trinity School & Academy, St. Cecilia School & Academy, St. Louis the King School at the Cathedral, and graduates at 20+ private, college-prep high schools in St. Louis

Founded in 2005, ACCESS (Academies Creating Challenging Education for St. Louis Students) transforms the challenging middle school years into a launching pad for high school success for socially/economically disadvantaged students in faith-based schools in St. Louis. Using the proven NativityMiguel model of education, which includes an extended school day and mandatory summer school, 98% of ACCESS graduates are accepted into college-prep high schools. After leaving middle school, the ACCESS Graduate Support Program provides tutoring, mentoring, tuition assistance, counseling and other forms of assistance to graduates through their high school years.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Missouri

Presently, ACCESS Academies serves Academy students enrolled at our three Archdiocesan partner schools:
--Most Holy Trinity School & Academy at 1435 Mallinckrodt St. (North St. Louis)
--St. Cecilia School & Academy at 906 Eichelberger (South St. Louis)
--St. Louis the King School at the Cathedral at 4430 Maryland Ave. (Central West End)
Academy Graduates receive support through our Graduate Support Program at the following private, college-prep high schools:
Bishop DuBourg High School
Cardinal Ritter College Prep
Chaminade College Prep
Christian Brothers College High School
Clyde C. Miller Career Academy
Cor Jesu Academy
DeSmet Jesuit High School
Gateway Institute of Technology
Incarnate Word Academy
Lutheran High School North
Lutheran High School South
Metro Academic and Classical High School
Nerinx Hall
Notre Dame High School
Rosati-Kain High School
St. Elizabeth Academy
St. John Vianney High School
St. Joseph's Academy
St. Louis University High
St. Mary's High School
Trinity High School
Ursuline Academy
Villa Duchesne High School

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FRIENDS OF THE ACADEMIES
Fiscal year: Sep 01-Aug 31
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Principal Officer

Mrs. Betsy Liberatore

BIO

Betsy Liberatore, who has served as ACCESS' Event Director since 2011, has helped to raise over $1,570,000 in high school tuition dollars for NativityMiguel students. Previously, she has held a variety of leadership roles including Executive Director of the Saint Louis Ambassadors, Inc.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

John C. Vatterott

Retired, CEO Vatterott College

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