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Vail Valley: Workshops aim to prep middle-schoolers for college

Vail Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL VALLEY, Colorado – Eagle Valley Middle School on Saturday will host a workshop for a select group of about 50 Vail Valley seventh- and eighth-graders who are motivated to go to college.

University of Colorado staff are slated to attend the first Saturday Academy Workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The workshop is part of the Pre-Collegiate Development program, which is in its third year in the Eagle County School District. Eagle Valley Middle School, Gypsum Creek Middle School and Eagle Valley High School participate in the program.

Workshops during this school year will focus on academic success, interpersonal and leadership skills, financial aid, college entrance test taking and applying to college. During the summer following their junior year of high school, Pre-Collegiate students will take a college course on the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs campus, which will earn them college credit.



Students will remain in the program throughout middle school and high school. Most of the students will be from families in which neither parent has graduated from a four-year college in the United States.


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