Some area high school students are getting a jump start on college this summer. Offered for the first time at South Plains College, the Upward Bound program is giving first-generation college students and students with disabilities a chance to take college courses. Students will stay in dorms, take a variety of college prep classes and do an internship in the career of their choice.
"The main purpose of the program is to prepare students to go to college and to be successful so that since when they actually enter college they stay in and are retained so we work on prepping them academically as well as emotionally, socially, " says Ginger Roquebert of South Plains College.
Students currently take seven hours of course work daily. At the end of the semester in July, students will take a trip to San Antonio to tour the city and a college there.