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SMILE: Science and Math -- Interesting and Learned Easily
GEAR/UP: Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs
SMILE/GEAR UP is an early intervention program. It is a six-week summer and 20-week academic year program designed to stimulate the interest of youngsters in mathematics, science, and technology. Students receive personal, academic and career counseling and have the opportunity to improve vocabulary, reading, writing, library, and test-taking skills.
Talent Search enrollees must be at least 11 years old, show academic potential, and meet federal guidelines. Services such as tutoring and academic, career, personal and financial aid counseling as well as job site and college visits are provided to 680 students each year. Talent Search participants are encouraged to enter, continue, or resume a program of study at the secondary or post-secondary level.
Through the federally funded Upward Bound program, the college provides Trenton city high school students with college preparatory courses and tutoring as well as personal and career counseling. Upward Bound's primary purpose is to help students improve their grades and develop the skills needed for college or other programs of higher education. In addition, limited college credit courses are available to ease the transition from high school to college.
The Urban Academic Academy provides college preparation, guidance, and support for low-income 11th and 12th graders who reside in Mercer County. The goal of the program is to increase the number of students who graduate from high school, and subsequently attend college. Enrichment sessions are held on Saturdays, after school and during the summer, with an emphasis on language arts, math and science.