Justin-Siena High School’s Lasallian Education Access Program (LEAP), founded in 2010, serves roughly 40 economically disadvantaged students each year. LEAP provides educational access for students who would not otherwise be able to attend a private, Lasallian Catholic, college preparatory school. The program and its staff address the variety of social, cultural, and academic needs of its scholars who enter Justin-Siena; it aims to break the cycle of poverty through significant tuition assistance and incredible academic and personal support. LEAP scholars are first-generation college bound students whose grit and determination surpasses their financial resources.
Most importantly, LEAP supports and engages parents in supporting their student’s quest for a college education.
LEAP Scholar Demographics
- 37 enrolled LEAP Scholars in 2019-20 school year from Napa, Solano & Sonoma Counties
- 57% attended Catholic feeder schools
- 97% are first-generation college bound students
- 44% are legacy students (parents or older siblings are JS alumni)
- 34 LEAP alumni (Class of 2016-2019)
- 91% of LEAP alumni are attending college or have graduated from a two-year or four-year college