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Business Hours: Center Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 3pm – 6pm; Office hours Mon.-Thurs 9am-4pm. Closed Friday
Higher Academia is a non-profit organization founded in 2012 with the sole mission of empowering youth and their families through education, mentoring, and tutoring; our programs are developed to motivate and support the achievement of academic excellence and social responsibility through building of self-esteem and educational competence. Homework assistance, tutoring (individual subjects) and mentorships are the primary avenues we use to ensure academic success of our students who are challenged due to the economic and health crisis.
In Polk County, we currently operate a Community Learning Support Center (PCCLC) on the Polk County Early College High School campus in Columbus, North Carolina. By partnering with other non-profit organizations, we provide safe learning spaces with internet access where middle or high school students can complete their schoolwork while receiving learning support from our tutors and volunteers. The PCCLC is open Monday-Thursday from 3-6 p.m. during the school year. Most students are recommended by Polk County School District counselors; however, we will accept referrals from other sources, as well. The site follows all current health and safety guidelines, and all volunteers complete a thorough screening and background check by the Polk County School District.