PASS Program Enters 6th Year
The Partnership to Achieving Student Success (PASS) program at Frederick Community College marked the end of its summer session with a completion ceremony in early August.
The PASS program works to reduce the number of students in developmental courses by providing recent high school graduates who have tested into at least one developmental course the chance to work closely with faculty and staff during their transition into college.
The program began with a two-week summer session. During the summer session, students worked on their reading, writing, and math skills and participated in workshops on career exploration and test taking skills. They also took part in team building projects that connected them to services on campus.
Following the summer program, participants will continue to meet with their PASS advisor monthly to develop goals, track their progress in classes, and discuss any issues they are having as a new college student. They will also participate in continuing workshops and are encouraged to become actively engaged with campus events and activities.
The PASS program has been instrumental in the success of more than 250 students since its inception in 2011.
PASS is a wonderful program that gives hardworking students, many of whom are first generation college students, some extra support on their paths to success.
– Chianti Blackmon
Director of Multicultural Student Services