• What is Project Explore?

    Project Explore connects middle school students to high-impact college and career opportunities through:

    • School Day Explorations
    • After-School Expeditions
    • Weekend Excursions
    • Summer Experiences
    • 1:1 Advising

    Advisors identify cohorts of motivated sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students, providing personalized supports and tailored resources that ensure early college and career access. This early access enhances high school, college, and career options, and ultimately the success of all Project Explore students.

    In addition, all eighth grade Project Explore students develop a Personal Graduation Plan (PGP). The purpose of this PGP is to: (1) establish a high school graduation plan, (2) track successfully-completed courses and credits, and (3) guide conversations about life after high school graduation.


    Each school year, the program accepts a cohort of twenty-five (25) 6th grade students through an application and interview process. Applications for Project Explore are completed online only and students must apply to be in the program. Please follow the website below to find the online application.

    Application Requirements:

    • Completed online application: www.tinyurl.com/PEStudent20
    • Student desire to learn about postsecondary and career options
    • Parent commitment to support child if he/she is accepted
    • 90% student attendance


    As a result of COVID 19 and to ensure the safety of students and staff, PE will be held virtually in accordance with CDC and state guidelines until further notice. The program will regularly monitor the COVID 19 situation and will regularly communicate adjustments to the program. For more information please contact Edison Middle School Project Explore Advisor Trina Lowery.


    Please view the following recruitment letters for more information:

    Recruitment Letter-English

    Recruitment Letter-Spanish

    Project Explore