FORT WORTH, Texas (May 18, 2011)
Tarrant County College South Campus is offering recent high school graduates the chance to earn up to $775 for successfully completing an intensive five-week college preparatory program.
The Accelerated Summer Bridge Program (ASBP) will run from June 6 to July 7, according to Linda Braddy, dean of Health and Natural Sciences at TCC South. Students have the option of registering for the morning session, the afternoon session, or both.
“The cost for the program is only $50 per session, which includes all textbooks. Lunch will be provided for those attending both sessions. This is a great investment, as students have the opportunity to earn more than enough money to cover the registration fee,” Braddy said. “We urge students to apply early since we only have 30 spots available for each session.”
Students who successfully complete either the morning or afternoon program will receive $200, and those who successfully complete the full day program, which also includes a service learning project, will receive $775, Braddy said.
Morning sessions, from 8 a.m.-noon, will focus on reading and writing techniques, goal setting, planning, time management, and the effective use of technology. Afternoon sessions, from 12:30-4 p.m., will concentrate on math and reading skills, goal setting, planning, time management, and the effective use of technology. The service learning project will take place on Friday mornings.
To qualify, a student must be a recent high school graduate, be a first-time-in-college student who has not met the Texas Success Initiative requirement in reading or math, and wants to be prepared for college.
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