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UW-Fox Valley Offers Pre-College Program

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The University of Wisconsin - Fox Valley is proud to announce that it has been awarded a grant through the UW Colleges to develop a Pre-College program. The Pre-College program positions UWFox to work with area young people who are considering higher education as part of their future. The program also helps prepare the youth for their future academic pursuits.

The Pre-College program is open to 20 minority and / or economically disadvantaged students from the 8th grade through the 10th grade. Pre-College is offered on the third Friday of every month, from October 2000 through June 2001. There is no session scheduled for January 2001. The June 2001 session is scheduled to meet June 1.

All sessions meet on the campus of UWFox on Midway Road in Menasha. Transportation to and from the campus is included in the program.

The Pre-College sessions start promptly at 10:00 a.m. and end at noon. Lunch is provided on campus, from noon to 12:30 p.m. After lunch, students in the program attend the afternoon session from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Students are transported back to their schools when the afternoon session ends.

Pre-College brings a wide variety of information to the students participating. For example, each Friday session focuses on a different academic discipline at the UWFox campus. Members of the departments that are being presented teach the sessions, respectively.

The sessions emphasize the value of a college degree, the importance of building learning skills, developing self-confidence, establishing good academic habits in middle school and high school, and understanding the value of a liberal arts education.

The deadline to apply for the program is October 1, 2000. Applications can be downloaded through the UWFox Pre-College Program website. Interested students and parents can contact local high school guidance counselors and administrators for more information about Pre-College.

Teresa Pleger is the Pre-College Coordinator, and is available for questions at 920-832-2652, email teresa.pleger@uwc.edu.

Posted 9/8/2000