Western Texas College Visits SHS to Help Prepare
New Freshmen for College
Representatives Upward Bound Western Texas College (WTC) greeted new Sweetwater High School students during their 9th grade orientation by providing valuable information to help students prepare for college. The WTC Upward Bound program's main goal is to assist students in achieving the academic skills and personal growth necessary for the successful completion of high school and entry into a college or university.
"When the WTC Upward Bound Department first heard that SHS was hosting a 9th grade orientation camp, we knew we wanted to speak to the students and provide information about our program," said Program Coordinator, Tressa Stephens. "The program is available to support students in Snyder, Colorado City, and Sweetwater who meet general eligibility requirements and have a desire to attend and succeed in college."
Students were able to find out general information about the program during the morning assembly and pick up flyers and handouts at the WTC Upward Bound information table during the lunch break. Student learned that the program provides tutoring in English, Math, and Science as well as SAT/ACT test preparation. Moreover, students learned about the Upward Bound summer program where students attend classes, live in the WTC dorms, and participate in five weeks of college preparation activities aimed at their success.
"Sweetwater High School is working to become the premier high school in the Big Country, " said Janell Martin, the SHS Academic Coordinator. "Career exposure through job shadowing, cultural enrichment activities, and academic support will help our students achieve their full potential.