FORT WORTH, Texas (May 16, 2012)
The Sid W. Richardson Foundation has awarded a $250,000 grant to the Tarrant County College Foundation to support the College’s Academic Enrichment Program (AEP), which is designed to help underprepared students to succeed in college.
The announcement was made by Pete Geren, president of the Sid W. Richardson Foundation, and Joe McIntosh, executive director of the TCC Foundation. The AEP, also known as the TCC Academic Boot Camp Initiative, is designed to help students who score below college-entrance standards in two or three of the required basic skills areas (reading, math and writing) to enhance their scores on the ACCUPLACER college admission test.
Students enrolled in the free program will take four-hour classes each day for three weeks during the summer. The classes are flexible, permitting students to attend either morning, afternoon or evening sessions, which will be conducted July 9-26 and July 30-August 16 on all five TCC campuses.
In addition to the basic skills of reading, math and writing, students will be taught good study habits and time-management skills. There are no exams or textbooks, and the follow-up ACCUPLACER test is free.
“We are overjoyed at having received this generous grant from the Richardson Foundation,” said TCC Chancellor Erma Johnson Hadley. “This not only will help those students with low scores on the ACCUPLACER test to get ready for college, it also will save them money by reducing or eliminating the need for noncredit developmental coursework.”
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