San Marcos Mercury | Local News from San Marcos and Hays County, Texas

January 4th, 2011
Community Action to hold college prep sessions

STAFF REPORT

Community Action of Hays, Caldwell and Blanco Counties is sponsoring a College Prep Academy at the Goodnight Austin Community College (ACC) Center starting in January.

The academy is intended to provide high school graduates and General Education Development (GED) diploma holders with academic instruction and college advising to succeed in college. Although anyone with a high school diploma or GED can enroll in community college, many do not know the advantages of taking college placement test in reading, writing, and math.

Community Action said 60 percent of students who enroll in community college in the United States are placed into at least one non-credit remedial education course, and almost half of these students do not complete their developmental courses within one year. In addition, developmental classes cost the same amount of money as for-credit college classes.

The Community Action College Prep Academy is designed to prepare students for college success so that they can spend their money on courses that count for college degrees.

The academy will be taught by individuals from the Texas State University College of Education and the Community Action career counselor.

Those interested in learning more about the College Prep Academy may attend an information session. The sessions will be held on Wednesday and Thursday from 6:30-8 p.m. at the San Marcos Public Library meeting room. For more information, contact Francesca Ramirez at (512) 392-1161 ext. 313 or framirez@communityaction.com.

Email Email | Print Print

--

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

:)