Express Scripts UMSL Bridge Saturday Academy

Express Scripts UMSL Bridge Saturday Academy

Did you know that high school students have the opportunity to join a fantastic program that prepares them and their parents for college?

The UMSL-Express Scripts Bridge Program Saturday Academy is held the first two Saturdays of each month, from October through March. The academy provides an intensive 10-Saturday program for students in grades 9 through 12. Student’s will be immersed in mathematics, science, written and oral communication, career research, personal and professional development and college planning.

  1. Academic Skills Workshops include Math, Science and Writing: Students participate in critical thinking activities designed to enhance their ability to perform well on college entrance exams.
  2. Career Development and College Planning Workshops: Freshmen and sophomore students will be involved in structured career planning workshops developed to guide students through important key steps for career identification and effectively develop a focused career plan. All junior and senior students will be engaged in workshops structured to assist with the overall college admissions, financial aid and scholarship research process.

Program Requirements

  • All applicants must be currently enrolled in grades 9th-12th.
  • All applicants must have a 2.5 or higher cumulative grade point average.
  • All applicants must submit a completed application, recommendation letter and middle school final grade report or high school transcript.
  • All applicants should be enrolled in or have completed Algebra.
  • All senior participants must meet with Bridge staff at least once during the Saturday Academy.
  • All participants must agree to meet attendance, performance and behavior requirements.
  • All participants are expected to complete assigned tasks and fully participate in class activities to meet program requirements.

Please note: Students who participated in previous program components must reapply for consideration.

UMSL-Express Scripts Bridge Program Saturday Academy Sessions

The 2016-2017 UMSL-Express Scripts Bridge Program Saturday Academy will be held on the first and second Saturday of each month from October 1, 2016 through March 4, 2017. All activities will be held on scheduled Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus in various laboratories and academic classrooms.

Application Process

The following documents must be submitted to the Bridge Program office to meet the below program deadline date:

  • Application Deadline
    • Friday, August 26, 2016
  • Bridge Program Online Application completed online by the student. Please complete all sections of the online application form.
  • Recommendation Letter completed by your high school counselor, administrator or instructor and submit to the Bridge Program Office. (Note:This is not a requirement for returning Bridge participants.)
  • High School Transcript (All 9th grade students are required to submit a copy of their 8th grade report card.)

Important Dates to Remember

  • Friday, August 26, 2016: APPLICATION DEADLINE
  • Friday, September 9, 2016: Final Acceptance Notification
  • Saturday, September 24, 2016: Saturday Academy Kickoff Orientation
  • Saturday, October 1, 2016: Saturday Academy sessions begins
  • Saturday, March 4, 2017: Award Recognition Ceremony

Program Meeting Dates

  • October 1, 2016
  • October 8, 2016
  • November 5, 2016
  • November 12, 2016
  • December 3, 2016
  • December 10, 2016
  • January 14, 2017
  • February 4, 2017
  • February 11, 2017
  • March 4, 2017

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