All Summer Bridge Program 2015 information can be found at:
Firstly, I wanted to take a few moments to introduce both myself and my co-coordinator for this year's program: Ana Shepard. If you have any questions or concerns at any time please feel free to email either one of us -- or to call / text me directly on my cell at 904-254-2201.
1) What is the bridge program?
The Stanton Summer Bridge program was developed three years ago as a means of providing a transitional interactive experience for all incoming freshmen enrolled at Stanton. During each session students will meet their future teachers, current students and graduates and take part in a series of academic and extracurricular meetings that will truly prep them for Stanton Prep.
2) When does Bridge meet and how much does it cost?
Bridge is free to all enrolled incoming freshmen. It meets during two 1-week sessions. Each session repeats the same content as the other -- allowing for flexibility in your summer plans. Your student should only attend one of the two offered sessions.
Session 1 meets this year from Tuesday (June 16) to Friday (June 19). Daily meeting times are: Tuesday-Thursday 8A-3P; Friday 8A-1P.
Session 2 meets this year from Tuesday (June 23) to Friday (June 26). Daily meeting times are: Tuesday-Thursday 8A-3P; Friday 8A-1P.
All students should be picked up at end of each day's meeting from the Stanton campus.
3) What will my student need to bring?
most important thing to bring is a sense of adventure! Bridge will
introduce your student to high school life and academics. We will provide
classroom resources, some great Stanton swag, and access to curricula
Lunch will be sold each day (except Friday) and will approximately $3 dollars for pizza, drinks and more. Additional food will also be available for purchase -- and all proceeds will go to supporting the Stanton athletic department.
On Friday, a free cookout will be held for all students -- prepared by Stanton teachers and administrators!
4) Who should attend Bridge?
We encourage all new incoming students to attend. Last year over 75% of incoming freshmen attended one of the sessions.
IB or Honors -- all students will be given a running start to the their first year of high school. During Bridge we help students adjust to their new school, introduce their freshmen classes, develop and expand their tech and academic skills, and formally welcome them to the Stanton family.
The program has become an important milestone in each Stanton student's experience. Much of the activities that occur during Bridge will be designed and/or include current Stanton students -- most of whom attended their own Bridge program as incoming freshmen.
The program is extremely popular for these current students -- and it is a testament to the overall positive experience that will hope to offer both yourself and your student.