AVON PARK, Fla.–May 28, 2015–High school students who will be entering grades 11 and 12 in the fall can boost their skills in reading, writing, and math through a free program being offered at two South Florida State College campuses.

SFSC’s Summer Bridge Program is open to students who meet certain eligibility criteria but particularly demonstrate a need to improve their basic skills in language and math. SFSC instructors work with participants to strengthen their abilities in these areas and to develop the attitudes that foster academic success. As part of the program, participants explore careers, gain a better understanding of topics related to science, technology, engineering, and math, and learn how they can use their last year or two of high school to prepare for entering college.

The Summer Bridge Program is being held at the Highlands Campus, June 15-19, and at the Hardee Campus, June 22-26. Hours are 8:30 a.m.-3:10 p.m., Monday-Thursday, with a field trip on Friday for students who attend all four days. This year’s field trip is exploring Florida Gulf Coast University and Bowditch Point Regional Park and Preserve in Fort Myers.

Get more information about the Summer Bridge Program here or by calling Magie Hulbert at 784-7209 or Dr. Kimberly Batty-Herbert, dean, Arts and Sciences, at 784-7329.