About us

Stressed. Overwhelmed. Frustrated. These are the feelings most commonly associated with Juniors and Seniors in High School. From the pressure of academics, SAT or ACT test scores to the college admission process, students often experience the weight of their futures on their very shoulders.
JSTP College Prep is an inclusive program for all high school students. With a focus on the most pivotal years of high school, the program serves as an outlet to help reduce the stress of the college admission process by providing students with the necessary resources and the exposure needed to combat the uneasiness of the admission process. Through hands ­on experiences such as college trips, community involvement, professional development workshops, and mentorship opportunities, students are prepared to meet the demands of the college environment.
It is not what is known that is scary, but that which is unknown. Thus, through the collaborative efforts of for­profit and non­profit businesses, educators, stakeholders, and volunteers, we provide students with the fundamental building blocks to navigate the transition from high school to college and beyond.
My wife and I formed this program in 1998, and since its inception, this premiere college preparatory program has served hundreds of students and families. With the launch of its application on October 1, the program will accept 80-­100 students. With a proven track record of student success, JSTP, within the coming years, will become one of the most distinguished college preparatory programs in the Carolinas.
Wisdom has shown us that every human pathway to success is different; therefore, the JSTP seeks to provide each student with an individualized platform that better prepares them for their tomorrow.
Philippians 4:13 tells us that we can do all things through a God that strengthens us. This bible verse allows us to understand that our dreams should not limit us from seeing the sky or the stars, for there is not limit on how much we can achieve. This is the mind set from which we operate. We challenge our students to dream beyond the stars and strive for greatness.
Larry Rainey

Because you deserve to shine.

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. "Nelson Mandela"