The Northfield High School TORCH program is a collaboration among members of the school district, and community members, to address the issues of the achievement gap between Latino students and white students in the Northfield School District. Because of our success, our programs are now available to all traditionally under-served students. We offer tutoring and mentoring programs, as well as ACT preparation. We also facilitate college visits and experience. Among our many programs, we offer a PSEO program that allows students to obtain college credit for free. As our program evolves, we partner with community members to meet the changing needs of our students.
The mission of TORCH is to improve the graduation and post-secondary participation rates of Northfield’s minority students, low-income students, and youth who would be first-generation college attendees.