High School Students Get Head-Start On College Education

    December 9, 2008

    JOSHUA TREE, Ca – Copper Mountain College is giving graduating seniors and juniors  a head-start on their college education through the Bridge Program being offered this winter on campus through Title V.

    The winter Bridge Program invites high school juniors and seniors to participate in a preparatory winter bridge to college success at Copper Mountain College. This program allows incoming students the opportunity to become comfortable, adjusted, and ready to be successful.  The program will run the week of January 5-8th Mon-Thurs on the Copper Mountain College Campus from 2:30-4:45pm, with pizza and soda included.

    The students participating will learn about college degrees and programs, financial aid opportunities, career exploration and creating an educational plan for their future.  Students will be given tips for surviving College, reducing test anxiety and overcoming Math or English anxieties.  The program will offer them insight on what the expectations will be from their college professors and how college will differ from high school.

    “So far, uur program so far has been well received by all the local high schools and we look forward to “jump starting” students into CMC through our Winter Bridge Program” Sheri Holbrook, Title V Coordinator.  This program was offered in three separate sessions throughout the summer and had exceeded expectations in participation. Students who successfully complete the program and qualify can receive free text books and tutoring.

    For students or parents who are interested in enrolling their child please contact Diana Morris at 760.366.3791 extension 5816.  For more information on other programs on campus call Laura Hall, Director of Marketing and Community Relations at 760.366.3791 extension 5442 or log on to www.cmccd.edu.