More Than 80% of Florida Students Are Not Prepared for College – Summer Programs May Offer Help

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With less than one fifth of Florida students meeting all four ACT College Readiness Benchmark Scores, SuperCamp can give many students the extra boost they need to be ready for college and beyond.

Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) February 27, 2014

Only 18% of high school students are prepared to face the rigorous demands of college, according to an ACT Florida Profile Report. Summer enrichment programs are one way that parents are helping their teens prepare better, focusing on academics, social and communication skills.

SuperCamp, an academic, life and career skills camp, is holding programs at the University of South Florida this summer to help teens improve grades, confidence and motivation. “It’s about helping students discover that learning can be fun, which leads to intrinsic motivation,” says President Bobbi DePorter. “More students are applying to top colleges than ever before. They need to know how they learn best and gain powerful strategies that help them excel.”

Even top-performing students may find themselves unprepared. Many students with academic talent coast through middle and high school, earning A’s with little to no effort, says DePorter. When they go to college and find work that challenges them, their work ethic and study habits often aren’t sufficient to succeed.

Researchers from the CRIS initiative argue that college readiness extends far beyond academic success. Determining success rates among students, they insist, requires new and different ways to measure college readiness that extend beyond test scores and grades. 40% of high school students are chronically disengaged from school, and confidence and motivation are often overlooked.

Carol Hall, a Miami mom that sent her son to SuperCamp in 2012 and 2013, was skeptical at first. “I had no idea how effective it would be. But at graduation, I knew that something was different in the smile he gave me. I took a deep breath, stepped back and have been letting him lead the way ever since. The change in him is remarkable and I recommend it to all the parents I know.”

About SuperCamp

SuperCamp is the world’s leading academic and life skills summer camp. For more than 30 years, SuperCamp has helped students increase their grades, confidence and motivation. SuperCamp has made a difference in the lives of over 70,000 graduates worldwide, with 73% of students improving grades, 81% experiencing increased confidence and an average 100-point increase on SAT scores. Florida sessions for middle and high schoolers run from July 14-20 and July 23-August 1.


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