FHSD High School Students Complete UMSL Bridge Program

Posted on 05/17/2019
UMSL Bridge Program

Thirteen FHSD high school students recently completed the University of Missouri – St. Louis (UMSL) Bridge Program Saturday Academy. The program provides high school students with stimulating experiences, college planning, and social and professional competencies. 

FHSD’s thirteen students, along with nearly 700 others, attended classes and workshops on the UMSL campus the first two Saturdays of each month from October through March. They were immersed in engaging educational experiences that help build strong academic proficiency essential to collegiate success. The program is structured to encourage students to complete high school and pursue post-secondary attainment; prepare and motivate students to seek careers in math, science, engineering, and technological fields; and to promote the development of strong academic, personal, interpersonal, and professional skills. Additionally, students are exposed to strategies to enhance writing skills, effective communication skills, college-career exploration, and preparation for the ACT and college entrance exams.

The following FHSD students completed the 2018-19 Bridge Saturday Academy:

Francis Howell High

Francis Howell Central

Francis Howell North

Christin Elliott, sophomore

Andrew Barnard, senior

Amaune Harris, freshman

Bryce Johnson, junior

Gabbi Dodds-Bradshaw, sophomore

Samantha Swengross, senior

Anisha Konduru, sophomore

Cole Maxwell, sophomore

Madison Tanksley, senior

Sudeep Potluri, junior


Mason Wright, Freshman

Ciara Reichart, freshman


Sarah Zanders, junior

To be accepted into the UMSL Bridge Program, students must be enrolled in grades nine through twelve; have a 2.5 or higher cumulative grade point average; submit a complete application, recommendation form, middle school grade report or high school transcript; be enrolled in or have completed algebra; and agree to meet attendance, performance and behavior requirements. All students are expected to complete assignments and fully participate in class activities to meet program requirements.

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