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Model Program

CARE Summer Bridge Program - Rochester

The primary academic focus of the CARE Summer Bridge Program centers on developing the skills necessary to perform college level work. Every student in the program must have placed into developmental courses as a result of their ACCUPLACER. The “bridge” has been created to bring students across from where they are academically and into college level coursework. It also works to combine academic coursework with an introduction to the RCTC campus community. Students have the opportunity to meet with advisors, counselors, program coordinators, make new friends, and get oriented to RCTC and its many resources while strengthening skills in math, reading and writing and earning college credit in a first-year experience course (FYEX 1000). Participants will be involved with a mandatory tutor and intrusive advising program. Participants are required to work hard, have fun, and when selected to participate, it's all free!!! This includes tuition, books, tutoring, academic advising, and some extracurricular activities.

Postsecondary Partner:

Rochester Community and Technical College

High School Partner:

Rochester John Marshall, Rochester Mayo, Rochester Century

Student Eligibility:

Current year graduates of Rochester John Marshall, Rochester Mayo, and Rochester Century that will be attending Rochester Community and Technical College in the fall and have assessed into developmental reading, writing and/or math coursework.

Faculty Credentialing and/or Teacher Licensure Requirements which support this program:

All faculty are credentialed RCTC faculty.

Type of Program:

•  Developmental/College Readiness 

Grade Level(s) Served:


Postsecondary Contacts:

Dale Amy | 507-285-7332
Brooke Kosok | 507-285-7160

High School Contacts:

Desime Lewison | 507-328-4308
Jayne Gibson | 507-328-4301

Program Components:

•  Summer program
•  Postsecondary credits can be earned through this program
•  Classes taught by college personnel
•  Instruction takes place at the college

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