High School students get to experience College

High School students get to experience College

Area high schoolers are getting the chance to experience what college is all about through the SWTJC Upward Bound summer program which began on June 3 in Uvalde.

According to Jaime Nevarez, TRiO Upward Bound Project Director, 60 students from Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District and Crystal City Independent School District are enrolled in this years’ program.

“Our students will receive instruction in composition, literature, world languages, mathematics, ACT/ SAT/TSI preparation and science,” said Nevarez. “In addition, they will be advised in the areas of educational and career opportunities, and exposure to enrichment through social, educational, historical and cultural activities.”

The program is available for kids of low socio-economic status, first generation, as well as students who exhibit an academic need.

The program is a government grant funded by the Department of Education. The primary focus of the program is to assist students in developing the academic skills and motivation necessary for success in post-secondary education.

The program at SWTJC runs for six weeks concluding on July 13.