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College Bound Program

Overview:
At least 200 students every semester are enhancing their high school education and earning college credit at the same time, thanks to a unique collaborative effort between the Sweetwater district and Southwestern College.

As part of the College-Bound program, Sweetwater students are getting more mileage from after-school classes, like psychology and music. These “two-for-one” classes allow students to earn elective credit at the high school level and build up college credits that are transferable to Southwestern College or any University of California or California State University campus. And students accomplish all this without ever leaving their home campus.

History:
Begun in 1998, the College-Bound program has been building momentum each year as more courses and a wider variety of classes offered at most of the high schools in the Sweetwater District.

The program is gaining popularity not only because students earn college credit, but also because it’s a great deal. Southwestern College’s Governing Board has waived college fees for high school students enrolled in the program and the Sweewater District has agreed to purchase the textbooks for the students.

With courses such as sociology, communications, psychology and music high school students are able to receive dual credit; have the credits transfer to the four year institutions and not have to pay for either the courses or the textbooks!

How to Enroll:
High school students interested in participating in the College-Bound program should contact their high school counselor at their high school site. Classes are offered fall and spring semesters.

For more information please contact:

Juan Tapia
jtapia@swccd.edu
Phone : 421-6700 x5631