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Child Care Available for SAC Students

The Early Childhood Center at San Antonio College has child care openings for the Summer 2015 and Fall 2015 semesters and is currently accepting applications. Read More >

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Child Care Available for SAC Students

The Early Childhood Center at San Antonio College has child care openings for the Summer 2015 and Fall 2015 semesters and is currently accepting applications. Read More >

STEM Academy

Scobee Education Center to Host STEM Academy

The Scobee Education Center at San Antonio College will take teachers on a real-life space adventure with a pair of professional development workshops this summer. Read More >

Getting to Know Dr. Blackwood

Getting to Know Our New VP

To introduce the newest member of the SAC family, the PR Team did a quick 10-question interview with Dr. Jothany Blackwood, the Vice President for Academic Success. Read More >

Service Awards - 40 Years

SAC Celebrates Service Awards

San Antonio College honored 38 employees for their years of service in a special celebration on Friday, March 6. Read More >

EDGE

EDGE Program Accepting Applications

The San Antonio College Early Development of General Engineering (EDGE) program is currently accepting applications for Summer 2015. Read More >

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Interpreter Training Program Awarded

The San Antonio College Interpreter Training Program has been named a Sorenson Video Relay Service (SVRS) Excellence and Innovation in Interpreter Education Award. Read More >

Upward Bound Math & Science Grant

 San Antonio College receives Upward Bound Math & Science Grant;
Second grant to benefit SAISD High School Students


SAN ANTONIO, TX (Oct. 5, 2012) – San Antonio College has been selected to receive a $1.25 million grant ($250,000 per year for five years) from the U.S. Department of Education for a new  Upward Bound Math Science (UBMS) program for 9th through 12th grade students at Highlands High School.

This announcement comes on the heels of SAC's Upward Bound award at Fox Tech and Lanier  high schools and UBMS award at Edison high School, which means SAC is hosting nearly $4 million in programs that will serve low-income youth in SAISD for the next five years.

“This major grant allows us to provide the resources necessary to help Highland High School students succeed academically and move on to college,” said President Robert Zeigler. “This grant fits in with San Antonio's vision to become a magnet for STEM employers, the CyberCity USA initiative and similar programs.”

Nationwide, there were 160 UBMS awards,  quite possibly one of the most competitive rounds in the program's history. The Department of Education gave UBMS an extra $10 million for this year's competition.

UBMS will provide tutoring, college readiness instruction, assistance in applying for college admissions and financial aid, financial literacy workshops and a summer academic program that emphasizes math and science to prepare students for their next year of study in high school or college. UBMS students can take advantage of a Summer Bridge program that allows graduating seniors to earn up to seven hours of college credit from SAC free of charge, and UBMS students will have opportunities to participate in a grant-funded summer research experience at University of The Incarnate Word each summer.

The SAC Upward Bound Math Science program will assist 56 students each year with six credits of college for summer bridge. At least two-thirds of all participants must be low-income and potential first-generation college students.

UBMS is one of eight Department of Education TRIO programs that assist low-income individuals, first-generation college students and individuals with disabilities in progressing through the academic pipeline from middle school to post-baccalaureate programs. Students are recommended for the program by teachers and counselors.

For more information about TRIO programs, visit www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/trio/index.html
For more information about UBMS at SAC, contact Project Director Linda Leech at 210-486-0895 or lleech1@alamo.edu.

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