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2/18/2013

Drake State Announces Summer Educational Programs

3/21/2011

Drake State Technical College is currently accepting participants for its Summer Education Opportunities. These programs are outside of the core curriculum offered by the college and are funded through a grant from the National Science Foundation. The programs available are: The Summer Bridge Program for High School Students, Adult Summer Bridge Program and the Summer Technology Institute (STI) for secondary school educators. All programs are provided at no charge to the participants with opportunities available to receive college credit and a stipend.

The High School Summer Bridge Program

The High School Summer Bridge Program is designed to combine traditional classroom learning, field trips and hands on opportunities taught by instructors from the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Students are exposed to classes in the areas of Mathematics, Physics, Biology and Computer Science. Students will learn to build a personal portfolio and explore physics simulations that are animated with game like environments. The month-long classes will begin on June 3, 2013 and end on June 27, 2013. Classes meet every Monday through Thursday, from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. As part of this program, each student completing a minimum of half the program will receive a stipend of $8.50 per class hour completed. If a student attends all of the classes he or she will receive $544.00 for participating. Applicants must be a rising Senior or rising Junior.  Priority will be given to rising Seniors. Additionally, students who successfully complete the program will receive either dual enrollment credit or three (3) College Credit Hours for CIS 146 Microcomputer Applications.

The Adult Summer Bridge Program

The Adult Summer Bridge Program provides the same quality learning experience as the program for high school students but is designed to accommodate working adults. The program provides an exceptional opportunity for learners who have successfully attained a G.E.D., displaced workers in need of additional education or anyone who is interested in expanding their education in the areas of Mathematics, Physics, Biology or Computer Science. Because the Program meets from 6 pm – 8 pm four days per week, the length of the program is eight weeks, June 6 through July 28. Just as with the high school student version of the program, participants completing a minimum of half the program will receive a stipend of $8.50 per class hour completed. If a student attends all of the classes he or she will receive $544.00 for participating. Students who successfully complete the program will receive three (3) College Credit Hours for CIS 146 Microcomputer Applications.

Summer Bridge Flyer
Summer Bridge Participation Contract

For more information contact Ms. Patrice Bivins at 256.551.1703. Please click on the appropriate program below for an application:

Student Summer Bridge
Adult Summer Bridge 
Summer Technology Institute (link coming soon)

The deadline for both the Student and Adult Summer Bridge Programs is Sunday, April 28, 2013. 

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO April 28, 2013 FOR BOTH SUMMER BRIDGE PROGRAMS.

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