POSTED: Monday, May 7, 2012 - 8:43pm
UPDATED: Monday, May 7, 2012 - 8:44pm
Kilgore, TX — Kilgore College is now accepting applications for its fifth Intensive College Readiness class.
This class will be held at Kilgore College—Longview for eight weeks beginning June 6, and ending Aug. 1 for the purpose of preparing non-traditional students for success in college.
The ideal student is someone who completed their high school education with a GED or who graduated from high school at least four years ago and who plans to enroll in college in the fall of 2012.
Participants must be at least 18 years old for GED graduates and 22 years old for those with a traditional high school diploma.
Instruction will be intense and will focus on preparation for the Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA).
The THEA is a test used to provide information about the reading, mathematics and writing skills of students entering public colleges, universities and educator preparation programs in public and private institutions.
The class will also include some student-oriented computer skills.
Students who successfully complete the program and enroll in college this fall will receive a choice of a user-ready laptop computer or a $750 scholarship to apply toward their college expenses.
“Students who participated in the previous four cohorts have been able to enter college at a higher level than they would have entered without the class based on THEA scores,” said Bobbie McGee-Benson, KC’s director of adult education. “Statistics also show that they have been more persistent than the norm for students with very similar characteristics.”
Only 27 students will be accepted into the program.
Please contact the KC Adult Education Department at 903-988-3738, or come by 300 South High Street, Hendrix Building, Room 228, in Longview for more information.
This program is funded through a grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.