Updated 07/11/2012 04:13 PM
OCC holds two summer bridge programs
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ONONDAGA COUNTY, N.Y. -- Onondaga Community College has reinstated two summer programs to help high school students transition to the academic life of college.
The Summer Success Academy and Summer Institute programs help students bridge the academic gap between high school and college.
Approximately 34 Syracuse city high school graduates are enrolled in the five week Summer Success Academy. It's designed for low-income students who have potential to succeed in college.
The program mimics what it is like in college, from books to meals to transportation and student support. The program cost is covered as part of the state's Educational Opportunity Program.
"Our research so far, even of the students who attended last summer, would indicate that those that participated in the program did better academically than the students with the same profile who did participate in the programs," said Kris Duffy, manager of the OCC Summer Bridge Programs.
The summer programs will run until August 10th.