.XL – The Summer Bridge & First-Year Experience Program Lynn Wright Pasadena City College Pasadena, California
“ I did not like high school and I did really bad in high school. And I did not think I would ever graduate and go to college. So right now, I think off it like this is where I can start my life. And then I can go on and do the things I want to and continue on to become a successful person.” .XL3 student
The .XL program is designed to help first-generation and traditionally underrepresented students make a smooth and successful transition from high school to college in a nurturing, collaborative environment.
PCC Summer Bridge: High school graduates take a block of courses in the summer. First-Year Experience: They remain as a cohort for the remainder of their first year. High School Graduates Summer Bridge and The First-Year Experience Math SI Summer Math, Engl, Counseling Fall Math & English Spring
Timeline Spring 2006 Secure instructors, classes, days and hours, and rooms February – June 2007 Recruitment at local high schools May & June 2007 Placement tests June 2007 Creation of two cohorts July 2007, 2 weeks before Summer Bridge Orientation