ERIC Number: ED306895
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Partnerships for Progress Bridge Program.
The Partnerships for Progress Bridge Program (a joint venture initiated by the University of Missouri St. Louis, local school systems, and private businesses) is described in this report. It is a key segment of the university's vision for the 21st century. The pilot program, implemented during the 1986-87 school year, concentrated on delivering a wide range of services designed to enhance the ability of secondary students to succeed beyond the secondary years. This multi-component effort offers services geared specifically to students with math and science interests. The components are: instructional enrichment; comprehensive counseling/advising; staff development; comprehensive motivation; and shared resources. Highlights of the pilot program include: 24 students in St. Louis city high schools received credit in the Advanced Credit Program; a summer enrichment program on-campus enrolled 30 high school juniors and seniors; and 29 ninth graders attended a 5-week summer math and science academy. Bridge Program components are as follows: shared resources (sponsored activities to reduce student anxiety over entering college); summer link (activities to introduce them to the college experience); and science/mathematics academy (activities for 120 tenth and eleventh grade students to help them develop motivation and self-confidence for science and mathematics study). Bridge Program activities for each semester are described, and the 1988/89 expanded program is discussed. (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Articulation (Education), College Bound Students, College School Cooperation, Counseling, High School Students, Higher Education, Mathematics Education, Models, Program Descriptions, Science Education, Shared Resources and Services, Staff Development, State Universities, Student Development, Student Motivation
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.; Missouri Univ., St. Louis.