UMA will held an awards ceremony for local high school students enrolled at UMA through the Bridge Year Program on Saturday the 3rd at Spectacular Events in Bangor.
A demonstration of UMA’s commitment to Bridge Year students as they pursue college credit, UMA President James Conneely will handed out awards to participating local high school students who have earned a GPA of 2.75 or higher.
The Bridge Year Program is a state-wide concurrent enrollment program that combines college level academics with career and technical education for Maine high school juniors and seniors. Bridge Year courses earn both high school credit towards graduation, and college credit toward a future college career.
In its third year participating in the Bridge Year Program, UMA is the largest stakeholder providing courses to roughly 260 juniors and seniors from 16 local high schools throughout Maine. Other participants include Eastern Maine Community College, University of Maine at Fort Kent, University of Southern Maine and University of Maine.
In addition to the Bridge Year Program, UMA also participates in the tuition waiver program, also known as Dual Enrollment or Aspirations. Like Bridge Year, this program provides early college options for Maine high school juniors and seniors. UMA’s Dual Enrollment program initially required on-campus classroom attendance, but has recently made more online options available which broadens the program to high school students throughout the state who may live further away from UMA’s campuses.