St. Louis College Prep will have a strong presence in this year’s BridgeProgram at the University of Missouri-St. Louis with 17 high school scholars being accepted to the prestigious program
“For 30 years, the University of Missouri-St Louis’s flagship college access program, the BridgeProgram has served students in St. Louis by bulldozing barriers that impeded access to college,’ Assistant Dean of Students and Director Natissia Small. “The Bridge provides unique comprehensive, year-round, college access services to increase degree attainment among participating high school students. Participants have demonstrated increased competencies through intensive academic enrichment courses, professional development, social skill building and college entrance exam preparation.”
Scholars started in the program this past Saturday during an orientation day.
The program is held the first two Saturdays each month for five months.
“The scholars do academic skill preparation in the core subject and then they do career and college planning workshops,” said St. Louis College Prep’s Jenny Chism, noting that the program gave students from throughout the region a chance to get first hand college experiences while still in high school. “They are bridging the gap for students to help them learn basic things, like how to introduce yourself to an instructor, and what an academic advisor is. I think our scholars really liked it. It is an incredible program and I think it will be really good for them.”