Bridge Year Program Featured in Morning Sentinel Article

The Morning Sentinel reported on Waterville High School students who are participating in the Bridge Year Program, an educational collaborative involving UMaine that aims to increase the number of Maine students who earn a college degree by giving them access to college classes during their junior and senior years in high school. The program offers credits at a fraction of the cost of attending college, according to the article. In Waterville, 14 students are taking part in the collaboration between the high school, UMaine and Mid-Maine Technical Center. The students travel together to English, math, science and social studies classes taught by high school teachers who have become adjunct UMaine professors and work with the university’s professors to ensure that the students are meeting standards of both the high school and college, the article states.