Description:The University of Missouri-St. Louis Bridge Program provides high school students in grades 9 through 12 with stimulating educational experiences that build strong academic proficiency essential to collegiate success. Since its inception in 1986, the program has focused on math and science enrichment for students throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area. Additionally, students are exposed to strategies that will enhance writing skills, effective communication skills, effective communication skills, college-career exploration and ACT Preparation.The Bridge Program offerings include a Summer Academy Program, Saturday Academy Program and After School Clubs. The Saturday Academy Program is designed for students in grades 9 through 12. The program is held from October through March on selected Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The Saturday Academy provides an intensive 12 Saturday program during the school year with emphasis given to mathematics, science, writing skills, college planning, career research, personal development and ACT Preparation.
In addition, there are a number of UMSL scholarships available to students who have participated in the Bridge Program.