The Embedded Pre-baccalaureate Program

The Embedded Pre-baccalaureate Program provides a unique delivery model for our dual-enrollment pre-baccalaureate program. Instead of individual students applying and enrolling in courses, an entire class of high school students is admitted and takes the course together directly from their high school. Courses maintain the same academic policies and standards as our typical pre- baccalaureate offerings. 

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Current Embedded Pre-baccalaureate Program Partners

The Wharton Global Youth Program is collaborating with the National Education Equity Lab and Steppingstone Scholars, to educate and inspire high school students in historically underserved communities. We currently offer two courses: Essentials of Personal Finance and Grit Lab 101.

The Essentials of Personal Finance course is led by Professor David Musto and supported by Stevens Center for Innovation in Finance. It is designed to teach personal finance concepts and financial decision making to high school students. Across 10 weeks, students learn everything from defining and calculating simple and compound interest, to how the U.S. tax system works, to exploring ways to fund higher education and negotiate the best available financial aid packages.

Grit Lab 101, a collaboration with the School of Arts and Sciences, is led by Professor Angela Duckworth. Grit Lab has two main objectives: 1) to equip students with generalizable knowledge about the science of passion and perseverance, and (2) to help students apply these insights to their own lives — including applying to college. At the heart of this course are cutting-edge scientific discoveries about how to foster passion and perseverance for long-term goals. As in any college undergraduate course, students will have an opportunity to learn from current research. But unlike most courses, Grit Lab encourages students to apply these ideas to their own lives and reflect on their experiences.

Wharton professor, David Musto (center), poses with the teaching fellows and teaching assistants.

2022-2023 Essentials of Personal Finance Participating Schools

  • Booker T Washington High School, Miami, FL
  • Bronx School for Law, Government, and Justice, The Bronx, NY
  • Career Education Center Early College, Denver, CO
  • Hialeah High School, Hialeah, FL
  • KIPP Academy Lynn Collegiate High School, Lynn, MA
  • KIPP DC College Preparatory, Washington, DC
  • KIPP DC Legacy College Preparatory, Washington, DC
  • Miami Central Senior High School, Miami, FL
  • Miami Coral Park Senior High School, Miami, FL
  • Miami Norland Senior High School, Miami Gardens, FL
  • Miami Southridge Senior High, Miami, FL
  • Morris Academy for Collaborative Studies, The Bronx, NY
  • North Miami Senior High School, Miami, FL
  • South Dade Senior High School, Homestead, FL
  • South Miami Senior High School, Miami, FL
  • Southwest Miami Senior High School, Miami, FL
  • Thornton Fractional South High School, Lansing, IL
  • William H. Turner Technical Arts Senior High School , Miami, FL
High school students from Steppingstone Scholars visit Wharton's campus.

2022-2023 Grit Lab Participating Schools

  • Abramson Sci Academy, New Orleans, LA 
  • All City Leadership Secondary School (32K554), Brooklyn, NY 
  • Birmingham Community Charter High School, Lake Balboa, CA 
  • Bronx High School of Business, The Bronx, NY
  • Bronx International High School, The Bronx, NY 
  • Callaway High School, Jackson, MS 
  • City Honors International Prep School, Inglewood, CA 
  • Claremont International High School, The Bronx, NY 
  • Crotona International High School, The Bronx, NY 
  • DeWitt Clinton HS, The Bronx, NY 
  • Eagle Academy for Young Men of Harlem, New York, NY 
  • Elmont Memorial High School. Elmont, NY 
  • Fordham High School for the Arts, The Bronx, NY 
  • Forest Hill High School, Jackson, MS 
  • Francis T. Maloney High School, Meriden, CT 
  • Frank McCourt High School, New York, NY
  • Grover Cleveland (Q485), Ridgewood, NY
  • High School for Arts and Technology (Urban Assembly), New York, NY 
  • High School for Excellence and Innovation, New York, NY 
  • High School for Service & Learning, Brooklyn, NY
  • High School of World Cultures, The Bronx, NY 
  • Information Technology High School, Long Island City, NY 
  • Jim Hill High School, Jackson, MS 
  • JPS-Tougaloo Early College High School, Jackson, MS 
  • KIPP Newark Collegiate Academy, Newark, NJ 
  • KIPP NYC College Prep High School, The Bronx, NY 
  • Lanier High School, Jackson, MS 
  • Legal Prep, Chicago, IL 
  • Lompoc High School, Lompoc, CA 
  • Mathematics, Science Research and Technology High School, Cambria Heights, NY 
  • Mott Haven Village Preparatory High School, The Bronx, NY 
  • Oak Ridge High School, Orlando, FL 
  • Performing Arts and Technology High School, Brooklyn NY 
  • Provine High School, Jackson, MS 
  • Richmond Hill High School, Richmond Hill, NY 
  • Rockaway Collegiate High School, Rockaway Park, NY 
  • Santee Education Complex, Los Angeles, CA 
  • Science Skills Center High School, Brooklyn, NY 
  • Science Technology and Research Early College High School, Brooklyn, NY 
  • Sewanhaka High School, Floral Park, NY 
  • South Hunterdon Regional High School, Lambertville, NJ 
  • The Young Women’s Leadership School of Queens, Jamaica, NY 
  • Upper Darby High School, Drexel Hill, PA 
  • Urban Prep – Acad Englewood, Chicago, IL 
  • Waipahu High School, Waipahu, HI 
  • Wingfield High School, Jackson, MS 

2022-2023 Teaching Fellows and Teaching Assistants

Michelle Firoozan

Teaching Fellow, Essentials of Personal Finance

Helen Fan

Teaching Fellow, Essentials of Personal Finance

Naomi Bright

Teaching Fellow, Essentials of Personal Finance

Samantha Costello

Teaching Fellow, Grit Lab 101

Hector Cure

Teaching Fellow, Grit Lab 101

Brian Toth

Teaching Fellow, Essentials of Personal Finance

Pavan Patel

Teaching Fellow, Essentials of Personal Finance

Hana Do

Teaching Fellow, Essentials of Personal Finance

Rishabh Israni

Teaching Fellow, Essentials of Personal Finance

Camilla Borges Porcino da Costa

Teaching Fellow, Essentials of Personal Finance

Stephanie Perez

Teaching Fellow, Essentials of Personal Finance

Katherine Rakow

Teaching Fellow, Essentials of Personal Finance

Whitney Gao

Teaching Fellow, Essentials of Personal Finance

Josh Blatt

Teaching Fellow, Essentials of Personal Finance

Eli Kiani

Teaching Fellow, Essentials of Personal Finance

Andrew Elgin

Teaching Fellow, Essentials of Personal Finance

Krunal Patel

Teaching Assistant, Essentials of Personal Finance

Adrienna Davis

Teaching Assistant, Essentials of Personal Finance

Valeria Celi Damis

Teaching Assistant, Essentials of Personal Finance

Eugene Waweru

Teaching Assistant, Essentials of Personal Finance

Kofi Addae-Sakyi

Teaching Assistant, Essentials of Personal Finance

Richard Chen

Teaching Assistant, Essentials of Personal Finance

Tyeirra Lynch

Teaching Assistant, Essentials of Personal Finance

Vaishnavi Pachava

Teaching Assistant, Essentials of Personal Finance

Avumile Mcunu

Teaching Assistant, Essentials of Personal Finance

Jennifer Gomez

Teaching Assistant, Essentials of Personal Finance

Jacob Canelo-Garcia

Teaching Assistant, Essentials of Personal Finance

Mario Paez

Teaching Assistant, Essentials of Personal Finance

Rohan Mehta

Teaching Assistant, Essentials of Personal Finance

Anchal Gupta

Teaching Assistant, Essentials of Personal Finance

Sophia Glinski

Teaching Fellow, Grit Lab 101

Diego Noriega Madrazo

Teaching Fellow, Grit Lab 101

Nicole Carter

Teaching Fellow, Essentials of Personal Finance

Fanchen Zhou

Teaching Fellow, Essentials of Personal Finance

EriOluwa Oni

Teaching Fellow, Essentials of Personal Finance

Mudit Bothra

Teaching Fellow, Essentials of Personal Finance