Mar 22, 2010 6:21 PM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

CSU-Pueblo offers Jump Start program

Incoming freshmen at Colorado State University-Pueblo have the opportunity to earn nine college credits in just five weeks this summer in a unique Jump Start program.

The program teaches student success skills and time management in preparation for full-time enrollment in the fall by requiring students to live on campus and participate in scheduled classes and activities.

The Jump Start Program includes:

• Opportunities to summit a 13,000-foot mountain peak, kayak or canoe on area lakes and rivers, bike the trails of Lake Pueblo State Park.

• High-achieving students the chance to complete such general education courses as composition, math, history, or human development, while students needing college preparatory courses in writing and math can complete those before the start of the Fall 2010 semester.

• An easier transition to college living and learning environments by helping students become accustomed to the locations and feel of residence halls, cafeterias, laboratories and classrooms.

• A 50 percent discount on all the costs represented, including tuition, fees, housing, parking, meals, and outdoor activities. Jump Start program costs may be covered in full or part by financial aid.

The classes will also include outdoor pursuits, including low and high ropes courses, rock climbing, mountain biking, canoeing, and hiking. Instruction, equipment, travel and logistics coordination is provided. Weekend field experiences will include hikes to local waterfalls, biking and canoeing at Lake Pueblo Reservoir, and the summiting of 13,000+-foot Greenhorn Mountain. Optional Sunday and weekend trips will include rafting on the Arkansas River, kayaking, and fly fishing instruction.

The program runs July 14-August 17.

For more information online, click here.

The director of the program is Dr. Derek Lopez: 549-2535.




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