High School Plus

Our High School Plus program provides guidance and assistance to high school students who are impacted by homelessness as they explore and navigate post-secondary educational and career plans.  Volunteer mentors are matched one-on-one with a student and offer consistent and positive support during a critical period of exploration and transition.  Our High School Plus staff work in partnership with the mentor and offer training, support services and resources.  School on Wheels is committed to helping each student reach his or her full potential and we stay with each student as they pursue college, vocational and other post-secondary plans.

We are looking for volunteers! Would you like to mentor a High School Plus college student? Apply to become a mentor here

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High School Plus Numbers and Stats

Numbers and Stats

  • Over 13,000 high school students are predicted to be homeless in Massachusetts; sadly, less than 1 in 4 will graduate. Our High School Plus program has a graduation rate over 90% each year. Most of our High School Plus students are the first in their family to pursue a post-secondary degree.
  • High School Plus currently has 32 students enrolled in college and 12 high school seniors heading to college this fall (2017).
  • We are very proud of our students currently attending college at:


Bridgewater State University | Bunker Hill Community College |  Elms College | Roxbury Community College  | Framingham State University | Massasoit Community College | Quincy College | UMass Boston | UMass Dartmouth |  Tufts University | Husson University


Sponsor a Student

High School Plus sponsorship amounts:

  • $70- One Month Commuter Transportation Pass
  • $100- Graphing Calculator
  • $250- College Textbooks
  • $500- College Dorm supplies
  • $1,000- College Tuition Assistance 


High School Plus Services

• Provide a personal discussion and assessment of the student’s needs and create realistic short-term and long-term educational goals for future plans.
• Connect students to college planning agencies or vocational programs.
• Assist with application process (including financial aid, SAT/ACT registration, letters of recommendation, scholarships etc.).
• Assist with items not covered by financial aid or other agencies such as: school fees, textbooks, housing deposits, transportation passes, school supplies, etc.
• Provide academic support and tutoring, when possible.
• Serve as liaison between the student and their college or vocational faculty.
• Connect students to resources on and off campus.
• Serve as on-going mentors to students throughout their college or vocational career.

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School on Wheels - MA
100 Laurel Street
Suite 121
East Bridgewater, Massachusetts 02333


Federal Tax ID 20-1020880