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SFSC’s summer bridge program is accepting applicants

AVON PARK - For the fifth year in a row, South Florida State College’s Summer Bridge Program is helping high school students advance their academic goals. The 2013 Summer Bridge Program meets Monday to Thursday, June 17-27, 9 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., at SFSC’s Highlands and Hardee campuses. The program is open to Avon Park and Hardee high school students who will enter grades 10-12 in fall 2013. Students who successfully complete the program should be prepared to succeed in dual enrollment or standard college courses. The program is free to qualified applicants, and lunch is provided at no cost through the federal lunch program. The program prepares students for college by helping them improve their academic performance and ACT scores while in high school.
This year’s program uses Kaplan Advantage, Aspire, and On Demand courses, which help students prepare for the ACT and teach them about the college admissions process. All participants get one year of free access to Kaplan On Demand, which they can use via the Internet to continue studying for the ACT. Reading and writing skills will be emphasized at the Hardee campus. A special session on mathematics will be taught at the Highlands campus. On July 26, Summer Bridge Program participants are invited on a free field trip to Tampa, where they will tour the University of South Florida and visit the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), with more than 450 hands-on science related activities and exhibits. Request a college application from the SFSC Office of Admissions or from your high school guidance counselor. Participants can also download an application from the SFSC website at www.southflorida.edu/academic/summer-bridge. Applications are due May 31. For more information, call Magie Hulbert at 863-784-7209 or Kimberly Batty-Herbert at 863-784-7329.