HOUSTON – Lone Star College-North Harris offers a unique four-week Summer Bridge Program for recent high school graduates, designed to support them during their transition to college. The program is for students who need extra academic work to place into college credit courses and will be available during each of the college’s summer sessions. These sessions run from June 4 through July 10, and again from July 12 through August 19.
“There is often a gap between high school testing and college readiness,” said Martha Whitley, faculty director of student success initiatives at LSC-North Harris. “Just passing the TAKS to graduate from high school does not mean seniors are prepared for college-level coursework.”
The four-week program offers English 0307 (writing) Math 0308 (introductory algebra) and Math 0310 (intermediate algebra). These courses will be offered at LSC-North Harris during both summer sessions. In addition, LSC-Greenspoint Center will be offering the English course during the first summer session, while LSC-Victory Center will offer it during the second summer session.
Graduating seniors who passed the TAKS test, but did not score high enough to place into college-level courses, and those who have finished high school or a high school equivalency program, but have never attended college, are eligible for the program.
.Tuition for the program is just $200, and students receive their textbooks for free. After completing an application for admission to LSC-North Harris, those interested in the program should speak with an advisor about placement tests and enrolling in the program. All participants are required to take either the COMPASS or ACCUPLACER placement test. These tests cost $29 and will determine which courses are best suited for the student.
If the student tests into one of the offered classes, an advisor will help them enroll in the Summer Bridge Program. Students are allowed to take either a math or an English course, but not both. The application and registration deadline for the Summer Bridge Program is June 7. For more information about the Summer Bridge Program, contact Deshonta Holmes at 281-618-5776.