The Achieving Success in College Math program exists to inform middle and high school students about the importance of math and the impact of taking math during the senior year of high school on their future success in college – regardless of which college a student chooses to attend.
High schools within St. Charles County and SCC’s extended service area invite the college math faculty into the classroom. The presentation provides real-life information to students and an early heads up on what’s expected in college-level math. Students are given a sample placement/assessment test and a booklet with college and career readiness tips. (Download the presentation booklet.)
To date, more than 14,000 high school students have benefited from SCC’s Achieving Success in College Math program.
The program is an innovative partnership between SCC math faculty, the public and private high schools in and around the college’s service area and local individuals and businesses that believe in partnering to help students succeed.
Testing into developmental classes can add up to two years before students are eligible to enroll in their first college-level math course for credit.
The extra time and money spent on developmental classes puts a college education out of reach for many.
By decreasing the number of students entering college at remedial levels, SCC hopes to increase the number of students who will complete the math sequence required for a degree.