Since 1972, Edina A Better Chance (Edina ABC) has offered an excellent college-preparatory education to high-achieving students of color from around the country who do not otherwise have access to an academically rigorous high school experience. We admit 2 students per year through an extensive and competitive application and interview process. Edina ABC students live in a family-like environment in our boarding house in Edina while attending 9th-12th grade at Edina High School, which is a top-rated school both locally and nationally. We provide our students with a safe and nurturing home away from home as well as thorough academic and personal support, including in-house tutoring and local host families. 100% of our graduates attend college.
We partner with the national A Better Chance (ABC) organization and are part of a network of more than 300 ABC programs at excellent public and private schools from coast to coast. A Better Chance recruits and receives applications from hundreds of talented students of color from across the United States and refers them to local ABC chapters for consideration.
Our program is independently funded and operated and our students participate at no cost thanks to the generous support of our donor and volunteer community