Our College Bound Advisory Program strikes GOLD for the third consecutive year!

We are thrilled to share the Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy is one of 11 Dallas ISD schools to earn the 2021 http://Greatschools.org College Success Award – Gold Level!

The award recognizes public high schools throughout the nation with a multi-year track record of helping students enroll and succeed in college.

GreatSchools is the leading national nonprofit empowering parents to unlock educational opportunities for their child. GreatSchools’ trusted ratings and school information help parents find the right school for their family and improve schools in their communities. Families, community leaders and policy-makers turn to GreatSchools for the school information they need to guide children to great futures (www.greatschools.org/gk/about).

Much of the credit for this top honor goes to FRIENDS of BOMLA’s College Bound Advisory Program led by Misty Williams. Ms. Williams works directly with middle and high school students to expose them to college and universities throughout the nation. Once a student reaches junior and senior year, the College Bound Advisory program invests in their preparation for standardized tests, college visits and tours, and admissions counseling.

“College Bound Advising is not just about getting our students into college. It’s about students finding their perfect fit so they are able to succeed once they reach their chosen institution and beyond.” – Misty Williams, FRIENDS of BOMLA, College Bound Advisory

Check out a few statistics about our graduating seniors and College Bound Advisory program here:

  • Total Number of Current BOMLA Seniors: 31
  • Average GPA of Current BOMLA Seniors: 3.34 GPA
  • Most favored College Major after leaving BOMLA: 45% of alumni report a STEM major
  • Total Amount of Scholarships Awarded since CBA Program Inception: +$54 million
  • Total Number of BOMLA Alumni: 276 alumni in 20+ states and international