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Schools - July 25, 2012

Helping advanced students connect with high school

by Elena Kadvany

Since 1999, a program called Compass has served as a summer-bridge program for some students entering the Sequoia Union High School District. It focuses on "at-risk" freshmen performing below grade level. A 24-day summer program of English, math and skills classes is intended to prepare them for high school. In addition, they get acquainted with teachers, the school campus and each other so they feel more comfortable when they start in the fall.

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