Monroe College’s free Saturday program for high school seniors, now called the Jump Start program, is gearing up for the new academic year. Jump Start allows high school seniors to get a head start on their college education. Now in its sixth year, the fifteen-week Jump Start provides unmatched opportunities for high school seniors to study from top-notch professors in a college setting, while earning three college credits. Last year more than 400 high school juniors and seniors benefited from this free educational opportunity.
"Our objective is to give high school students educational opportunities they won’t get anywhere else," said Seth Goodman, Coordinator of High School Programs. "On Saturday mornings, high school students not only begin to understand how to learn at the college level, but they can also earn the first three credits towards their college education even before they graduate from high school."
All high school students are encouraged to apply, especially those interested in careers in accounting, business, criminal justice, culinary arts, health administration, hotel and restaurant management, and medical assisting.
To qualify for Jump Start, students must pass a basic math and English competency exam. For an application or more information, contact Seth Goodman at 718-933-6700x575 or firstname.lastname@example.org . Registration for Jump Start is October 2 at 8:30am.