Apr 20, 2017 Leticia Fehling Aldine Area, Aldine HS, Business/Community, Carver HS, Central Area, Davis HS, Eisenhower Area, Eisenhower HS, MacArthur Area, MacArthur HS, School News, Victory Early College HS 0
If you haven’t decided how to spend your summer, you may want to think about the possibility of taking part in Lone Star College System’s preparatory program. The deadline to register is May 12.
The program targets Aldine ISD high school students. For LSC to consider students, they must be entering the junior or senior year. The goal is to help them make a successful transition from high school to college.
Students in the 11-week program will get to experience life on a college campus. They will explore fields of interests, and even earn college credit for the courses they take.
LSC will offer the program at its Greenspoint Center and Victory Center (links below for each).
According to Dr. Val Dabney, students should consider taking advantage of this opportunity. Dabney is vice president of LSC-Greenspoint Center and LSC-Victory Center.
“If you plan to attend college, this program is for you,” said Dabney. “If you are still thinking about the future, this program is for you.
“The summer program will expose current high school students to the college environment. They will test their abilities. And we want to spark their interests all at the same time.
“This is a perfect opportunity to explore majors and get a jump–start on their college career.”
Students will experience and practice the college classroom dynamics. They will engage in active intellectual curiosity, reflective intellectual humility and critical thinking. Other skills include the give and take of respect and empathy in the classroom exchange of ideas through reading, writing and conversation. English instruction will center on how to compose a memorable and effective voice. Students will use energetic language and develop eloquence in writing capabilities. The goal is that students refine both their style and technique to prepare them for academic writing.
Math instructors will provide focused attention to advance students’ algebra competencies while preparing them for the challenges of college-level math.
Both centers will offer the Learning Framework for First-Year Experience course. In the course, students will study the factors that impact learning. They will also apply learning strategies in their own studies. By learning their strengths and weaknesses, students will become effective and efficient learners.
Interested students need to register and apply now. Only 25 students will qualify at each LSC center where the program will be held.
Deadline to Apply: May 12, 2017
Course Schedule: June 6-Aug. 17, 2017
Classes Meet: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
Hours: 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
How to Qualify: Take the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) exam and receive Reading Scores between 343-350; Writing Scores between 351-362; 4 on Essay.
Estimated Costs: Tuition and fees will be around $450 and books will average $195.
Program Contact: Christopher Viser @ (281) 260-3506.
How to Qualify: Take the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) exam and receive Math Scores between 343-349.
Estimated Costs: Tuition and fees will be around $450 and books will average $175.
Program Contact: Ebony Wallace @ (281) 810-5666.
Lone Star College encourages students to complete the 2016-2017 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) application to determine qualification for summer financial aid.
Students should apply for financial aid as ASAP before May 1.
For more information, visit FAFSA.ed.gov. Students can also visit either of the LSC campus websites if you would like to learn about paying for the program.
Dr. Alton Smith shared information about the program at the AISD Board meeting held April 18. He hopes to see AISD students taking advantage of this unique opportunity that not only gives students a chance to earn college credit but also saves them money on college costs. Smith is a current Board Trustee with Lone Star College System. He previously served on the Aldine ISD Board of Trustees.
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