In an effort to keep young minds sharp, and prepare the freshman class for a new experience, four Bibb County schools are offering summer classes to help transitioning students.
High school can be daunting, just ask the kids who are getting ready to enter it. Some say it's exciting, others say they are nervous.
15 year-old Kenneta Colson of Macon says, she is both nervous and excited.
"It's gonna be hard, but we'll make it through there. We'll make it through, cause it's not that hard when you put your mind to it. Because if you put your mind to anything, you can get it," Colson explains.
The two week camp is sponsored in part by University Instructors; an organization centralized in the Southeast that helps students achieve higher test scores, and feel more comfortable when entering high school.
University Instructors Director, Tinisha Sharper says, they do more than just help students transition.
"Not only curriculum, but enrichment as well. So we're trying to prevent summer learning loss, but we're also trying to bring enrichment and character traits to the students," Sharper explains.
As the week goes on, the students spend time in the classroom to expand their reading and math skills. But they also have free time to learn how to work on a team and get to know other students.
The Summer Bridge Camp runs through Friday, July 22nd.
The four high schools offering the programs are;
- Hutchings Career Center on Riverside Dr.
- Northeast High School on Upper River Rd.
- Rutland High School on Skipper Rd.
- Southwest High School on Williamson Rd.
Sharper says enrollment is still open for students. Class begins each day at 7:45 a.m., and ends at 2:45p.m.