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Summer Bridge Program


Dr. Kimberly Batty-Herbert 863-784-7329
Dean, Arts and Sciences


SFSC’s 2014 Summer Bridge Program is accepting applications from students who wish to attend any one of its one-week sessions at the SFSC Highlands and Hardee campuses.

Sessions meet 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on these dates:

  • June 16-20: SFSC Highlands Campus
  • June 23-27: SFSC Highlands Campus
  • July 14-18: SFSC Hardee Campus

Who Can Attend

The Summer Bridge Program is open to students who will enter grades 11-12 in fall 2014, but especially first-generation college students (whose parents do not have a college degree). For other eligibility requirements, consult your high school guidance counselor or call the Summer Bridge Program directors.

Educational Focus

Attending the Summer Bridge Program improves your reading, writing, and mathematics skills so that you can eventually succeed in college. SFSC instructors work with you to develop these skills while introducing you to the educational opportunities SFSC offers. You'll get a clear vision of how you can continue to prepare for college during your senior year in high school.

The Summer Bridge Program will help you:

  • Explore careers and college-going attitudes
  • Identify and strengthen academic deficits in reading, writing, and mathematics
  • Enhance your socialization skills
  • Strengthen your understanding of topics related to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).

Disney Youth Education Series

By attending the Summer Bridge Progam Monday-Thursday, students quality to participate in the Friday Disney Youth Education Series, "Energy and Waves Physics Lab," and enjoy an afternoon at Disney's Magic Kingdom in Orlando. Van departs at 6:30 a.m. each Friday from SFSC. Transportation and admission to the program are free.

Cost: It's Free

The Summer Bridge Program is free to qualified applicants who attend the full five-day program. Students who do not complete all five days may be responsible for repaying the $150 program fee.

Lunch is provided free to all participants, Monday-Thursday. Students are responsible for their own lunches during the Friday Disney program.

How to Apply

Download an application, or request a copy from the SFSC Office of Admissions or from your high school guidance counselor.


Call Magie Hulbert at 784-7209 or Dr. Kimberly Batty-Herbert at 784-7329.

The Summer Bridge Program does not count toward an associate degree.